A cure for homesickness?

Carole Hallett MobbsHomesickness, Sponsors0 Comments

Missing things from home? Whether you’ve already left the UK and have settled in your new home, or if you are thinking of taking the plunge and emigrating for good, you might be worried about feeling homesick. Sometimes it’s the little things that really matter. They can cause pangs of … Read More

Homesick expatriates

Carole Hallett MobbsHomesickness0 Comments

Homesick expats hitchhiker holding a sign saying home

Homesickness and how to cope with it What is homesickness? Experiencing a longing for one’s home during a period of absence from it. Judging by the number of people searching for answers on this subject, homesickness is a huge issue for many expatriates. And it’s not a problem that can … Read More

Homesickness when there’s no ‘home’

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Homesickness when there is no home. A pot of flowers on a windowsill

Homesickness quotes When I posted a short piece about the word hiraeth, I included a list of quotes about homesickness. A sharp-eyed reader, Marilyn Gardner, pointed out that the quotes I’d selected weren’t pertinent to a certain portion of the population; Third Culture Kids who find it hard, if not … Read More

Quotes on homesickness

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hiraeth Welsh word for a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return

Quotes on homesickness and home The post “Where is Home?” prompted a comment from the Expat Archive Centre which mentioned the word above – hiraeth. They kindly linked to this page which explains more about the concept of hiraeth; homesickness, specifically for Wales. Unfortunately I can’t play the video as … Read More

Minimizing culture shock in both parent and child

Carole Hallett MobbsChallenges & difficulties, Culture shock, Expat Kids, Homesickness, Preparation & Planning, Preparing kids, Reverse culture shock1 Comment

Parents and child with books researching new home. Minimise culture shock by preparing

Coping strategies for culture shock Expat parents and children can experience culture shock on more than one occasion. The obvious time for culture shock to strike is when one moves to a new country. The less obvious, but equally troublesome time, is when one returns back to the home country … Read More