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Kristin Louise Duncombe

Kristin Louise Duncombe Bares All About Life as a Trailing Wife

Are you a "trailing wife" or a ”trailing spouse”? Few people understand what this wretched expression means, and even fewer are able to express how it really feels to leave everything behind to follow a partner fulfilling his or her career path abroad. Yet Kristin Louise Duncombe has hit it on the nail first with her memoir, "Trailing", and now in her newest book, "Five Floors Up".
thrive as an expat

7 Steps to Thrive as an Expat in Unknown Territory  

Moving to a new country can be a challenging experience. This thoughtful advice will help you thrive as an expat while staying true to yourself.
empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: Table for One in the Empty Nest

No matter how much you prepare, empty nest syndrome can hit you hard. Ken Carlton, author and father of two boys off to college, describes the heartbreak of cooking and eating alone.
Shapr

Shapr App Puts Professional Networking at Your Fingertips

Looking for a job, a business partner, a mentor, or someone to hire? A cross between Linked In and Tinder, Shapr makes it easier to connect to like-minded people near you!
move again

Trailing Wives: Torn Jane Doesn’t Want to Move Again  

Family therapist Kristin Louise Duncombe offers advice to a former trailing spouse who is not ready to give up her thriving career to move again.
fish

Man in the Kitchen: A Symbol of Peace and Friendship

As I write this with Paris on my mind, I am staring at a view of the San Bernardino Mountains from the desert in eastern California. Christmas lights ring the palm trees on El Paseo. The holidays are in the air. At a time when suspicion reigns supreme I wonder what good tidings could I possibly bring? This of course led me to think about salmon.
commuter marriage

Man in the Kitchen: Is Commuter Marriage the Way to Go?

Author Ken Carlton lays out the advantages of a commuter marriage and warns which traps to avoid to make a long-distance relationship work.
man in the kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Short Order Cook in a Commuter Marriage

Ken Carlton shares his first in a series of ruminations on food and life ...
married to a French man

25 Things to Know When You’re Married to a French Man

When you’re married to a French man, you've wed a man intrinsically tied to his culture and country. So, get ready for passion, culture and compromise...
french woman returns home

Bienvenue en France! French Woman Returns Home Feeling Like an Expat

After a decade in the US, a French woman returns home to face the challenges and beauty of rediscovering her roots in France.