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...]

Divorce Abroad – 3 Essential Things You Need To Know For Your Kids

Stella is anxious. Her mum, Janet, is not the same any more. Since last week, she has lost her smile. Her eyes are red and swollen, her face is bleak. She often withdraws in her room. What’s … [Read more...]

Emotional Abuse – Why Expat Couples Are At Risk

She comes back home, tired but thrilled. Her Vuitton bag, her manicured nails, her Chanel tailleur… She feels so attractive. In the elevator bringing her home to the 27th floor, a luxurious … [Read more...]

Jet Lag – 7 Ways For Your Traveling Partner To Avoid Becoming A Moody Sloth

Sally is pulling her hair. The kitchen tap is leaking, Max is sick and Sarah has a performance at school this morning. Murphy’s law. As usual, Harry is travelling for work. Since they came to … [Read more...]

This Widespread Disease Can Kill Your Expat Couple (Here’s What You Can Do About It)

You longed for this moment all day. And when you heard the car’s engine at the front door, your heart bounced. “Finally! He’s home!” Today was like so many other days. You hadn’t seen a soul. … [Read more...]

2014 – A Year in Expatland

End of last year, I took you on a journey: the story of an expat family through a compilation of all the articles published on the blog. The suspense was at its peak: we left this family in … [Read more...]

True Story: 4 Lessons To Prevent Burn-Out Or Depression In Your Expat Family

Ashley is the leading spouse -- (aka the expat employee) -- of an American family.  I met Ashley on LinkedIn a few months ago when she commented on “3 Myths About Self-Care That Make You Gamble … [Read more...]

Why Your Expat Relationship Is Out of Balance (and How to Save It Before It’s Too Late)

Move abroad and you'll get out of your comfort zone. Guaranteed. Throw in the mix a partner and (eventually) a few children. The whole system is shaken.   This might sound scary but it … [Read more...]

Busted: 3 Myths About Self-Care That Make Expats Gamble With Their Life

"Those who have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness" said Edward Stanley, a British statesman. But it’s not just exercise. It’s more. It’s what's called … [Read more...]

Expatriate Connection – A Unique Reflection On 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, let me take you on a journey: the story of an expat family through all the articles published on the blog this year.  All characters appearing in this work are not … [Read more...]