When you find yourself seemingly between a rock and a hard place, you’re not doomed to feeling miserable in the country you live in and can’t leave. Here’s how.
Many expats have unspoken expectations for what their life in their host country should look like. When that fails to happen, they feel miserable. Here’s to combat this common mental trap.
Read my final reflection on the past 3 years of repatriation and learn about my process of settling down after living abroad as a serial expat for 15 years.
How do you know that things are not going to improve, even if you keep trying? Find out what questions to ask from yourself to find out whether there’s no point in trying anymore.
Expat shame can crop up while living abroad but also when you’re agonizing over whether you should stay or go. Here are the three ways that I have seen expat shame typically rear its head for expats.
Quite often I work with expats who have a decision deadline forcing them to decide whether they should stay or go. Learn why sometimes you can’t and shouldn’t rush clarity on what you should do, and what are the repercussions of following someone else’s advice.
No matter how many times you’ve moved countries, you’re going to experience anxiety around an unknown future. Here are normal feelings to experience as you’re going through/contemplating moving countries.
What should you do when you disagree with local politics or you’re negatively impacted by local legislation? Find out what questions to ask yourself so you can take action that leads to peace of mind.
To make the right decision, I advocate relying both on your intuition and your logic. Relying on only one or the other can lead to trouble. In this blog post I explain why.
Most expats I meet know what they don’t want but struggle to know what they do want. In this blog post, I share strategies for how to know what you want so you can decide where/whether you should move.
Do you think settling down equals a boring life, especially after you’ve lived abroad? Here’s why you’re wrong
Settling down after having lived abroad may seem like being doomed to live a boring life. I used to think that way, too, but after 2 years as a deeply fulfilled repat, I’ve realized how my thinking used to be off.
There are definite stages that expats go through when they’re stuck in the “stay or go” dilemma. Here’s how you can move through these stages.
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.