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...
Overcoming Burnout in High-Achieving Expats

Overcoming Burnout in High-Achieving Expats

From all the expectations and demands of moving to a foreign country, it’s hard to be an expat who is not high achieving so burnout in high-achieving expats is commonplace. After all, most people don’t say yes to an opportunity like this, only to live an...
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,...
Letting Go is Essential for Expat Life

Letting Go is Essential for Expat Life

One of the most necessary things you will ever do as an expat living abroad is letting go when you need to. Whether people, places, or things, the ability to let go can determine the extent to which you can embrace your new life with open arms. When you move abroad,...
How Cognitive Distortions Affect Our Life Abroad

How Cognitive Distortions Affect Our Life Abroad

Cognitive distortions are habitual ways of thinking that cause us to view reality in negative ways. These inaccurate thought patterns dictate the way we interpret events in our daily life. Though people often develop cognitive distortions from prolonged and severely...
3 Reasons to Stop Comparing to Other Expats

3 Reasons to Stop Comparing to Other Expats

Living abroad, it is almost inevitable that we start comparing to other expats. In our expat journey, we may ask ourselves… How can she have so many friends as I’ve been trying for so long, and nothing has happened? Why did she get a promotion if she is a...