How to manage family relationships from afar

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Man talking into a home made tin can 'telephone'

How to keep distant family close If you are close to your family then it is obviously beneficial to all parties involved if you try to maintain these close relationships even when you live overseas. Here are some useful tips on how to do exactly that. Visits back to your … Read More

How to keep up to date with home

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Cup of coffee next to a laptop. Expat virtual coffee break

Keeping the home bonds alive When you first move overseas your whole life is dictated by everything new around you. So even though you might feel emotionally attached to ‘back home’ (the people, the familiarity, the customs, and the news) in order to settle you need to be on a mission … Read More

Christmas abroad

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Merry Christmas

How to experience Christmas overseas Christmas is swathed in cultural and family tradition so living overseas can mean a very different Christmas experience for you! Cultural differences Having spent Christmas in both America and Australia I know Christmas can differ wildly from country to country. Christmas is all about the … Read More

Keeping in touch or lack of freedom?

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Teens on a beach talking a photo of themselves with a mobile phone

Keeping track of third culture kids Originally published in January 2013 this article explains how expat kids turn out – usually with a wandering, global nomad habit! It also explores the differences a couple of decades make in how we keep in touch with each other when overseas. While modern … Read More

How we keep in touch with friends and family overseas

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A pie-chart of what is used to keep in touch with friends and family when you're an expat

What do you use to keep in touch with your friends and family in other countries? A selection of my Facebook community answered this question recently. It looks like modern technology is far outstripping more traditional methods of communication! Facebook and email are the most used by far, while letters … Read More