Expat Wife And Orphan Spouse – Double Whammy!

This post is the first in a series of three articles on orphan spouses. We’ll first walk in the shoes of the accompanying spouse (a woman in this case) then in the footsteps of the leading spouse … [Read more...]

Expat Wife – A Redefinition Of Couple Relationship That You Never Expected

‘Push… once more’, said the midwife. Vickie, in pain, winced, gasped for air and braced for the effort. Suddenly, she felt a release, the first in eight hours of labour. A cry and the midwife … [Read more...]

Ageing Abroad – Can You Trust Someone To Care For Your Parents?

Sandy moved to France two years ago. Her mom and dad reside in Texas. She tries to visit her aging parents twice a year but sometimes she can’t make it because of her kids’ commitments and the … [Read more...]

Ageing Abroad – Retiring, Yes But Where?

Ageing abroad is a series created to celebrate Seniors Week in Tasmania. It aims at underlining the challenges and rewards faced by people living abroad as they get older. All the individuals … [Read more...]

Expats and Olympic Games – Who Are You Rooting For?

The Olympic Games are in full swing.   More than 11,000 athletes coming from 206 countries are competing during 17 days across 306 events featuring 28 sports. Whether it is for soccer, cycling, … [Read more...]

Six Disturbing Experiences When Going Back Home For A Holiday

It’s been a while since you've set foot in your home country but this year, you’re going back. For a holiday. Three weeks of jam packed program trying to optimize everything and please … [Read more...]

Emotional Abuse In Expat Couples – 4 Essential Steps To Deal With It

Sophie sits on the couch, her empty gaze staring at the salon table in front of her. Jack, her husband arrived from work and they’ve just had an argument. It’s become more and more frequent … [Read more...]

Repatriation – Easier Than Another Expat Assignment?

‘Honey, pack your suitcase. We’re going back home!’ shouts your partner as he walks through the front door. ‘Whaaaat? Really?’ Your jaw drops. Whether you longed for this moment -- without ever … [Read more...]

Expats – The true story of building a portable social network (and why it matters)

Starting all over again? You have no energy left. This is your third move in 10 years. You’ve just unpacked all your boxes, settled the children at school and established a new routine. You know … [Read more...]

Fellow Expat – You Could Do With A Tiny Act Of Love Today

There are people in this world who are not refugees. There are people in this world who are not celebrities. There are people in this world who are not making the headlines. Those people have a … [Read more...]