Some decisions are harder to make than others. When you’re struggling to just *know* what the right decision is – to stay or go – then read this to discover what may be making it hard for you to know what to do.
After years of living abroad it can be very difficult to know where you should settle down to find that elusive feeling of home and belonging. Here’s my framework for how you can go about making sure you make the best decision for yourself regardless.
Repatriation is stressful no matter how you cut it. But there are things you can do to reduce the stress of adjusting to a new life and increase your chances of feeling satisfied that you decided to repatriate. Here is what has helped me have a successful repatriation.
Not feeling tied to anywhere is a big challenge for expats, and particularly for those expats who don’t necessarily feel that “this country/city/town feels like home so that’s where I’d want to settle down”. Here are the lessons I’ve learned that have taken me from confused to clear on where I should settle down after years of living as a serial expat.
In this post I break down the missing key ingredients and steps to take for anyone struggling with belonging as an expat.
Feeling like you don’t belong as an expat has its roots in a mindset often shared by locals. Learn what this mindset is about and how you can recognize it so you can overcome painful feelings of not belonging while living abroad.
Find out how you can deal with anxiety around an uncertain future when it’s preventing you from deciding whether to stay or go, looking forward to what’s yet to come and living a fulfilling life.
It’s a very common expat relationship problem where partners disagree on whether to stay or go. Here are steps you can take to solve your shared dilemma.
Vanessa decided to repatriate with her kids after living in Austria for 23 years. Although she works with intercultural communication, she wasn’t immune the effects of reverse culture shock. Find out how Vanessa coped with it and found a way to readjust to life in the UK.
STAY OR GO #16 – “Life abroad taught me what it intended and then it was time for new lessons closer to home”
Melissa has gone through the entire expat journey from being a serial expat to becoming a repat and working as a coach to expats. Learn how Melissa has navigated her many “should I stay or go?” dilemmas along the way.
Emma and her family embraced uncertainty during their 3,5-year adventure in Denmark. They have since repatriated to the UK, though not because they wanted to but because every adventure has a natural end.
Learn about 7 of the most common repatriation fears expats have about moving back home, together with potential ways to reframe those fears and eventually even overcome them.
Avoid making these 3 mistakes expats commonly make when you want to find clarity on whether you should move back to your home country.