7 Truths To Help You Survive Your Partner’s Job Loss Abroad

Exactly a year ago, Peter lost his job. His European office closed a few weeks before Christmas. The whole family was in shock.    Back then, I wrote an article to share their concerns and offer … [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...]

To Have Or To Be – That Is The (Expat) Question

“We need to sell the house.”   The children looked at me in disbelief. Did they hear it right? “I don’t want to”, said the little one. Selling the house?! Our house? No way. I have to tell … [Read more...]

Expat: Can’t Keep Up? One Way To Take Care Of Yourself

Expats often don’t take care of themselves. It’s a shame because we need it most due to the emotional turmoil we’re going through when relocating abroad. A few weeks ago I talked about the 3 … [Read more...]

10 More Signs That You May Be A Third Culture Parent

People living in another country are not simply called expatriates. Depending on their age, familial status, or occupational situation, they're called expat assignee, trailing spouse, TCK -Third … [Read more...]

Giving And Receiving Gifts – The Secret Rules For Expats

Ever wondered what to bring when invited for the first time to a local family in your new host country? Do you remember this awkward feeling - a mix of joy and constraint - when receiving a … [Read more...]

6 Things Your Third Culture Kid Does Not Want To Hear

Maybe it’s when you announced it: “Sweetheart, we have great news, we’re going to move to another country” or when you arrived in this new place, or even later on - weeks, months, years (yes!) … [Read more...]

Expat Accompanying Partner: Job Hunting Tips From An Expert

Finding a job abroad, when you don’t know the culture, the language and you can’t rely on any support network is a daunting task. No wonder that one of the major reasons employees refuse an … [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...]

How To Not Lose Your Mind When You Lose Your Job Abroad

This article is inspired by a true story that happened two weeks ago to someone from our community, here at Expatriate Connection. Legal issues are still being discussed and real names can’t be … [Read more...]