Trailing Spouse – Why It’s Harder To Tell Your Truth

7:30 am – A typical morning in your expat family ‘Mum, where is my lunch box?’      ‘Mum, I can’t find my soccer gear’ ‘Mum, did you sign the form for our theatre excursion today?’  ‘Mum, … [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 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...]

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...]

What Trailing Spouses Can Learn From Mahatma Gandhi, Viktor Frankl and Tasmania

  “Trapped. Caught. Stuck”  This is what so many trailing spouses feel after some time living abroad... The situation is painful, I agree.   But bear with me. Let me help … [Read more...]

An Expat Story You’ll Never Forget

Today I’d like to tell you a story of hope. It didn’t make the headline of an international press campaign. It’s a simple story from ordinary people living in my neighborhood. Nonetheless, it’s a … [Read more...]

Why Trailing Spouses Can’t Be Happy (and What Can Be Done)

Companies recognize that accompanying spouses are playing an essential role in the success of international assignments. Research shows that they’re key to absorb the stress of both the … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Need to Talk to Other Expats

When I left France to live abroad, I did not know anything about culture shock, expatriate grief and third culture kids. But I had a clear idea in mind: I would immerse myself in the local culture, … [Read more...]

3 Tips to Help Your Family Cope After a Disaster When You Live Abroad

Facing a natural disaster is a traumatic experience. But going through this experience in a foreign land can be even more stressful. How is it possible to make it easier for your expatriate … [Read more...]