Overcome Procrastination in Expat Life through ACT

Overcome Procrastination in Expat Life through ACT

Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing something that needs to be done, and it’s accompanied by feelings of guilt, anxiety, and stress. Procrastination can harm expatriates because it can interfere with their work, relationships, and overall...
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...
Gaslighting and its Effects on Expat Couples

Gaslighting and its Effects on Expat Couples

When someone is gaslighting in relationships, they say or do things to make others feel like the problem is their fault. Gaslighting is a common form of emotional abuse that can happen in any relationship, but it’s especially tough when the message must work...
Coping with Living Far Away from Aging Parents

Coping with Living Far Away from Aging Parents

Living far away from aging parents and family is never an easy process. Still, it’s one that many people must face at some point in their lives. For some, the day they leave home may come rather suddenly. And for others who have already left, it can be the...
How Living Abroad Affects Our Self-Esteem

How Living Abroad Affects Our Self-Esteem

In our home country, we knew what to expect, how to get around, and how to communicate. Until one day, we make the big decision to live in someone else’s native country, and even the simple things we thought we were masters of, like getting to the grocery store,...
Expat Funk vs. Expat Depression

Expat Funk vs. Expat Depression

Expat funk is a relatively new concept for me. It is a particular English language expression, and I suspect colleagues use it to make it more relatable to a broader audience. In psychology, we call it adaptive mood reaction, reactive sadness or fatigue—even...