Being expat

About not patronizing ex-career expat wives


Some time ago, Anne Engros did publish an interesting article called “Desperate Ex-Career Expat Wives: Do Not Patronize Them!” that I would like to share here.

When you live as an expat and just moved to another country (or city), after the first months you’ll encounter moments (it can even be longer periods…) where you have to cope with negative emotions and you really need to vent your frustration. There are several strategies to boost the positive energy and come up again, and Anne knows many of them!

I would like to quote her final recommandations:

“It is better to acknowledge your true feelings even if they are negative than pretending everything is great and delay searching for support. Building your local network with like-minded friends is priority #1 even if your house if full of a unpacked cartons.”

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