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Trailing spouse? Accompanying partner? The identity crisis of the expat “other half”

I wrote a piece for Suite 101 yesterday about male trailing spouses, and the reaction I’ve been getting proves yet again that there’s little consensus out there in Expatland on the preferred term for those of us who move to another … Continue reading

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Meeting Judy

Becoming an expat is like gaining membership into an exclusive club. We don’t have a secret handshake (although that would be kind of cool), but certain features – such as the specialized jargon and loosely-defined set of norms – do … Continue reading

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