Overseas, expatriate living. Counselling in Exeter. Brian Dennis (MBACP)
Overseas living can be fun, adventurous and lively. It can also be disappointing, miserable and lonely. It may include more financial income, a more relaxed lifestyle, different climate, extensive travel, having domestic staff, - in overall being a "bigger fish in a smaller pond".
It is likely that two people of a marriage or partnership will have vastly different experiences of what an expatriate lifestyle is. They may share those feelings, or maybe keep them hidden. That hiding may be from each other, as well as a reluctance to accept their own feelings to themselves.
I have extensive experience of living and working in many areas of the world as a technician, supervisor, manager and managing director; in enjoyable as well as 'challenging' locations. I am familiar, from a personal viewpoint, with the stresses that occur whilst juggling pressures of work and personal life.
It is often more difficult for families and partners than for the employee, especially when living in an "expatriate" environment.
Counselling will often bring clarity and reality to problems, bringing enjoyment and purpose to lives - of clients and their families.
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