Tag: transition & adjustment

  • Working Towards a Successful Divorce Process with Your Children
    Working Towards a Successful Divorce Process with Your Children

    Announcing separation to your children is difficult and Family Therapist and Counselor Piyachat Finney explains how to team up to support your children after a decision to divorce from your partner.   By Piyachat Finney   Whether it be falling out of love, transforming into another stage of life or wrong matching to begin with, […]

  • How Overcoming The Challenges of Living Abroad Has Shaped My Identity
    How Overcoming The Challenges of Living Abroad Has Shaped My Identity

    This is the story of an expat who has lived in Thailand for 11 years. She shares how her experiences abroad have taught her to overcome challenges and made her into the person she is proud to be. By Claudia Gomes; Photo by qimono on Pixabay After living in Thailand for more than 11 years, […]

  • Can the Path to Motherhood Crush Creativity?
    Can the Path to Motherhood Crush Creativity?

    Midwife Emma McNerlin reflects on the phenomenon of “baby brain” in pregnant and new mothers and explores it’s reported effects on creativity.    By Emma McNerlin   Pregnancy gets some very bad press when it comes to the effect it has on the mother’s brain. Add this to the nausea, painful joints, swollen breasts and […]

  • Feelings of Loss As An Expat Mom 
    Feelings of Loss As An Expat Mom 

    This is Mareike’s personal account on how she empathized with her daughter losing a friend who’s relocating and how she dealt with it.   By Mareike Schoenig   Being an expat is all about meeting all kinds of people. We meet them, get to know them, enjoy every moment together, and eventually create a bond […]

  • 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 […]