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How To Help Your Marriage Thrive Instead Of (Barely) Survive While Living Abroad: Dhyan Summers, MA, Licensed Psychotherapist
How To Help Your Marriage Thrive Instead Of (Barely) Survive While Living Abroad
Dhyan Summers, MA, Licensed Psychotherapist
Sam and Susan fall into fairly typical patterns of "naming and blaming". Neither of them are taking responsibility for their own feelings and Needs. Instead, they are blaming their spouse. They are making demands instead of requests which only further alienates their partner. Jennifer and Richard, on the other hand, have learned Nonviolent Communication, or as I prefer to call it, the Compassionate Communication model of conflict resolution...
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Living in a Global Village: How Do Expat Women Cope with Life Abroad? Riana Schreuders-van den Bergh
How Do Expat Women Cope with Life Abroad?
Riana Schreuders-van den Bergh
 
When I first arrived in the Netherlands, I felt as if my life had come to an end. I had no job, no friends and no social support system. I missed my family back home terribly and had no idea who I was anymore. Joining up with other expat women did not seem to help me either – they all seemed so happy and in control of their lives, whereas I felt like...
 
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Divorce Settlements: Can Expats Claim In Two Countries?
Expat Divorce Settlements
UK Case Study Agbaje v Agbaje (2010)
Carol Barraclough
 
The newly-reported case of Agbaje v Agbaje (2010) UKSC 13 has raised the issue of entitlement for spouses who have dual nationality in divorce proceedings. This is the first time that the Justices of the Supreme Court have...

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Managing Global Talent: What Do Expatriate Spouses Need?
Managing Global Talent: What Do Expatriate Spouses Need?  
Report to Participants
Dr. Nina Cole
Surveys consistently demonstrate that problems with spousal adjustment are the leading cause of early return home from expatriate assignments, which is costly in terms of repatriation and replacement of the expatriate, and in terms of company performance. One of the key factors affecting spousal adjustment is...

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The Permits Foundation Expatriate Spouse and Partner Survey
Expatriate Spouse and Partner Survey
The Permits Foundation
 
Read the December 2008 results of the survey that examined the views of 3,300 expatriate spouses and partners of 122 nationalities, currently accompanying international employees working in 117 host countries for over 200 employers in both the private and public sector...

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Coaching for Expatriate Couples: Can It Help You?
Coaching for Expatriate Couples: Can It Help You?
Andrew L. Miser
 
No matter how much preparation or training expats have prior to their move, a couple will not know what life will bring until they have taken the bold step and moved abroad. It is only after couples relocate, with everything at stake, that they find out what is really required to live, together, in a foreign land...

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Oil Wives Save the Planet: 7 Ways Expat Women in Oil-Rich Countries Can Help
Oil Wives Save the Planet: 7 Ways Expat Women in Oil-Rich Countries Can Help
Samantha Honey
 
As an 'Oil Wife', a term I have come to understand refers to 'an expat woman whose significant other works in the oil & petrochemical industries', I choose to be with my husband rather than live in a country with more eco-consciousness. How can we "oil wives" do what we can, where we are, to improve the state of our planet?

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The Challenges Of Dual Career Households In A Global Economy
The Challenges Of Dual Career Households In A Global Economy
Leila Heron
 
Executive Briefing: The global economy, growing numbers of dual income households, and the increase of international assignments are producing pressure on American multinationals and the Federal Government to provide career transition assistance to spouses/partners worldwide.

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What Trailing Spouses Want- and Expect- From Human Resources
What Trailing Spouses Want- and Expect- From Human Resources
Yvonne McNulty
 
To get a perspective on major issues of concern to expatriate spouses and partners, "The 2005 Trailing Spouse Survey," conducted by Yvonne McNulty, spanned four years of research in which 264 participants were queried.

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Top 5 Tips for Meeting People Overseas
Top 5 Tips for Meeting People Overseas
Andrea Martins
 
1. Get our of your house
2. Put on your happy smile!
3. Ask. Ask. Ask.
4. Lose your pride
5. Follow up!

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Refiring Your Career as an Expatriate
Refiring Your Career as an Expatriate
Sarina Lewis
 
The directives below are designed to encompass the universal difficulties of refiring your career as an expatriate. It is nothing sage.

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Finding Professional Career Help Abroad
Finding Professional Career Help Abroad For Accompanying Spouses
Jennifer Bradley
 
You have arrived in your new location and the whirlwind of moving is starting to settle. Now your thoughts can turn to some of the issues that you have had to shelve while you addressed other urgent issues, such as "What about my career"?...

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Overcoming Conflict
Overcoming Conflict
Rebecca Wells
 
Moving house is certainly a stressful life-experience but when coupled with moving country too, it really does take some beating. Stress can cause tension and disagreement, particularly between you and your partner, as you plan and execute your plans to relocate. Rebecca shares six simple coaching strategies, to help you find ...

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Male Expatriate Accompanying Partners
Male Expatriate Accompanying Partners
Dr. Nina Cole
 
The number of female expatriates with male accompanying spouses has slowly been increasing, and this trend is expected to continue. However there is very limited knowledge about the experiences and needs of this new breed of accompanying spouse for global human resources managers...

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A Portable Identity
http://www.aportableidentity.com/
A woman's guide to maintaining a sense of self while moving overseas

Ex in the City
http://www.exinthecity.typepad.com
Helping women who are getting or who are divorced.

Launched & Noticed
http://www.launchedandnoticed.com
A course to help get your business idea launched and noticed.
Created by Andrea Martins (who co-founded Expat Women), Launched & Noticed seeks to help you on your entrepreneurial journey and save you from some of the mistakes that she has encountered on her journey (or seen others make on theirs). Perfect for partners who are looking to reinvent themselves abroad.


The Trailing Spouse
http://www.thetrailingspouse.com/
The Trailing Spouse Survey was launched in May 2005. The 80-page survey contains findings from a 4-year study of accompanying spouse issues on international assignments.
 
 
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