Tag: transition & adjustment

  • 7 Tips to Help Cope with Being Left Behind
    7 Tips to Help Cope with Being Left Behind

    An expat struggles when close friends leave. Laurie is a long-term expat who has farewelled many friends. While the good-byes don’t get easier she has learned ways to manage when staying behind. By Laurie Charusorn   The first 6 months of my life in Thailand were hard, isolating, and lonely. I moved to Bangkok with […]

  • We Are International Parents
    We Are International Parents

    Raising your children internationally brings about different questions of belonging and identity. By Karin Hongsaton Zackari   We are international parents who have moved away from our home country. Many of us have very international families, with children born to parents of different origins. Some of us carry a sense of belonging not based on […]

  • My Career Will Not Be Wasted  私のキャリアは失われない
    My Career Will Not Be Wasted 私のキャリアは失われない

    What does “career” mean to you? Living in Thailand for a limited time revealed a good opportunity for Machiko Mori to think about what she wants from her career and life.   By Machiko Mori / Translated by Hanae Matsumura [日本語記事へ]   Two years ago, I left the company where I had worked for years […]

  • Helping Your Child Prepare to Be a Big Brother/Sister 
    Helping Your Child Prepare to Be a Big Brother/Sister 

    Having another child can be both exciting and quite stressful at the same time. Here are some tips for preparing the family, especially the elder sibling, for the arrival of baby brother/sister. By Abhasiri Chutikul     Many parents that I’ve worked with shared that their firstborn is sometimes not too thrilled about their new baby […]

  • Taking Care of Number One 
    Taking Care of Number One 

    Bangkok Dad Eddie Yii shares his story about the mental and physical toll of fatherhood and how he rediscovered the importance of looking after himself so that he can be there for his family. By Eddie Yii Life is about priorities. I’ve always believed that if you get your priorities right, decisions will come naturally […]

  • Adjusting to Life in Thailand タイ生活に慣れるまで 
    Adjusting to Life in Thailand タイ生活に慣れるまで 

    Having difficulties getting used to life in Thailand even though you’ve also lived abroad before? One mom shares her experiences on how she adjusted to living in Thailand. By Maya Sakurai / Translated by Hanae Matsumura [日本語記事へ] I have lived in Thailand for over a year now. Prior to that, I spent several years in North […]