May 11, 2011

I am a “Lovepat”

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At the FIGT conference this year, I was talking to another presenter, Carolyn Vines, about identity, accompanying spouses and expat life, when she mentioned the word “lovepat”. A huge bell started clanging in my ears as I realized the word was perfect to describe one part of me – the one that decided to settle down in my husband’s country. And so I decided to write about it. This is the article that came out of that decision. As personal as it is, it seems to be touching others, seeing the comments that it is engendering. So needless to say, I want to share it with you too.

April 10, 2010

Expat population growing worldwide

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An interesting blog on reloroundtable.com features the 2010 Global Relocation Trends Survey Report, published by Brookfield Global Relocation Services . It shows a trend toward growing expat populations and older expats. On the negative side is the increasing difficulty for accompanying spouses and partners to find a job when relocated. To read more on this, check out the blog