Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you’re not a “traditional” expat, meaning someone who moves abroad because their employer (or spouse’s employer) sends them on assignment overseas. More likely, like me, you’re living or planning to move abroad on your own.
Expat Women: Confessions — 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad addresses 50 of the most pressing issues facing traditional expat women. But while the background and situations may be different, the issues we wrestle with are pretty much the same. Culture shock and feelings of isolation happen to all of us.
The book covers topics like:
- leaving family behind
- parenting bilingual children
- work/life balance
- transitioning quickly
- intercultural relationships
Authors Andrea Martins and Victoria Hepworth aren’t afraid to look at some of the toughest issues facing expats: infidelity and divorce and alcoholism.
Andrea is an Australian, married to a French-born husband of Portuguese and Australian parents, and she’s lived as an expat in Malaysia, Mexico and Indonesia. She’s also the director of the Expat women website.
Victoria Hepworth is a psychologist. Born in New Zealand, she’s lived in Japan, China, Russia, Sweden, India and Dubai, UAE.
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