Quand on devient femme d’expat…

J’ai décidé d’écrire ceci après avoir lu l’article Je suis devenue femme d’expat et j’ai perdu ma liberté dans Le Monde. On trouve pas mal de témoignages par des femmes qui ont suivi leurs partenaires / maris à l’étranger (par exemple sur le site FemmeExpat), mais ce qui me frappe à chaque fois que je lis ces […]

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What is your (international) village? (part 1)

You’ve probably heard the African saying “it takes a village to raise a child”? I usually extend this to families and say “it takes a village to lead a happy family life”… What is normal and natural for families living in their home country surrounded by extended family, is very difficult for internationals. Finding a […]

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How to volunteer in a healthy way…

I lead several volunteer groups in the past 20 years and have helped many volunteers who were close to give up, to change their way to volunteer into a more healthy one, for them, their family and the organization or group they were volunteering for. Here are 6 aspects to consider 1. Why are you […]

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The 9 Essential Questions that Every Expat Partner Must Ask – by Rachel Yates

  Expat partners are often described as the engines that drive transitions, the quiet power behind the move. Yet scratch the surface and you will find that the perception of an empowered, privileged lifestyle camouflages the uncertainty and hidden vulnerability of life in an internationally mobile supporting role. Interestingly, it’s not just first time expats that are […]

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