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Coping With The Stresses Of Expat Life
by Expat Focus columnist, Casey Bahr
Positive Change Is Why We Choose to Be Expats
One of the great things about being an expat is that nothing is the same as it is “at home”. Expats have intentionally chosen this life for multiple reasons, not the least of which is that it wakes up all your senses and very little, at least at first, is on automatic pilot.
However, We Are Not Immune to Life’s Stresses
The flip side of that, of course, is that there are times when you want things to be like “they were at home.” Expats go through stressful life events just as you would if you were “safely” back home – financial challenges, sickness, the death of loved ones. Being “away” does not inoculate us from the curves life throws at us.
In fact, some studies show that expats are more prone to adjustment and affective disorders, depression and anxiety, marital issues and substance abuse than the general population.
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