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Homesick expatriates

Homesick expats hitchhiker holding a sign saying home

Homesickness and how can 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 ... Read More »

The expat’s guide to keeping homesickness at bay

Expat meet up Pub

How to cope with homesickness No doubt there will be a long list of reasons why relocating to a new country appeals to you. Perhaps you’re seeking a better climate, advancing your career or in search of a slower pace ... Read More »

Expat child anxieties

Unhappy expat child Sad teenage girl

“I am an expat child and I don’t like it” Originally published as two articles in October 2012, now condensed into one with tips on how to help your expat child overcome anxieties and problems. This Google search term led ... Read More »

Homesickness when there’s no ‘home’

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

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 ... Read More »

Quotes on homesickness

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

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 ... Read More »