The Challenges of Expat Life: A Psychologist’s Perspective

The Challenges of Expat Life: A Psychologist’s Perspective

There are so many emotions and phases we go through living abroad, let alone the challenges of expat life. As an expat psychologist, I see a lot of common and shared problems. In this blog post, I want to share my perspective as an expat psychologist on some of the...
How Expats Can Manage Conflicts Better

How Expats Can Manage Conflicts Better

Experiencing conflicts in family and friends as an expat? Moving abroad is one of the biggest steps you will ever take in your life. Building a life abroad in a new country is equal parts exhilarating and scary. Exhilarating because you’re going on an adventure and...
Overcoming Culture Shock in Expat Life

Overcoming Culture Shock in Expat Life

Culture shock is a natural psychological response to the stress of adapting to a new culture. It’s that feeling of being out of place, confused, and overwhelmed when one arrives in a new environment. It can occur when a person travels or moves to a foreign...
Attachment Styles on Expat Couples

Attachment Styles on Expat Couples

Expat relationships are fun, exciting, and a new kind of adventure. But like all relationships, they come with their own set of challenges. There are, of course, language and cultural barriers, which can affect expat couples. Two people coming from vastly different...
Expats and Their Concept of Home

Expats and Their Concept of Home

Where is home? What is home? How do you define it? These are all questions that many of us ask at some point in our lives. Are you an expat finding home? Where is home for you? For many people, their concept of home is tied to a specific place – their...