The Closure Fallacy and How it Affects Expats

The Closure Fallacy and How it Affects Expats

Many of us come to learn about the idea of closure at some point in our lives. Whether suffering through the end of a relationship, a tragic event or losing a loved one, we are advised to find “closure.” So, as we try to go about our grieving process, we...
How Counseling with an Expat Psychologist will Support You

How Counseling with an Expat Psychologist will Support You

At the time you moved abroad, you may have been fulfilling your biggest dream. You may have planned everything you possibly could have to prepare for this significant transition. Still, you came to find that no amount of planning could have ever prepared you for how...
4 Must-Do’s to Navigate your Multilingual Relationship

4 Must-Do’s to Navigate your Multilingual Relationship

Misunderstandings are usual in all kinds of relationships: with your partner, family, friends and colleagues. However, when this is a multilingual relationship and you have to communicate in a language that is not your mother tongue, the challenges are even more...
How the Big Five Personality Traits Impact Expat Life

How the Big Five Personality Traits Impact Expat Life

We are all bound to have days where we wish we could drop the labels and be who we are, without our traits or characteristics having to mean something more than what they are or set us apart from other people. At the same time, we know that there is value in...
Recognizing Anxiety: 5 signals to Bear in Mind

Recognizing Anxiety: 5 signals to Bear in Mind

Expats deal with anxiety. Yet it might be difficult recognizing it. It is the second mental health problem among expats, after depression. Being abroad and “living the life” is beautiful and a great opportunity. It also involves challenges that can trigger...
3 Ways to Stop Toxic Positivity from tainting Your Expat Life

3 Ways to Stop Toxic Positivity from tainting Your Expat Life

Living in another country is a dream come true in many ways, but international life isn’t all éclairs and museums. Expats may experience depression and anxiety, and as I explained in this post, we are even more vulnerable as if we would be back home. Join me in this...