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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.
worry about education

The Motherhood Diaries: Turning Worry About Education into Productive Thinking

Our Motherhood Diarist explores the way parents can turn worry about education issues into productive thinking for the future.
new women's order

Man in the Kitchen: Being a Guy in the New Women’s Order

Husband and father Ken Carlton describes his admiration and solidarity for the new women's order leading the charge for equality and respect.
dating scene in Paris

The Truth about the Dating Scene in Paris

What's it like to date a Frenchman? A single girl in Paris shares her experiences on the cross-cultural dating scene and tells all.
moving to Paris

The Love-Hate Bug: 8 Things to Grin and Bear Moving to Paris

Moving to Paris may be a dream come true, but there are bumps along the way to becoming a true Parisienne. Lizzie Harwood breaks it down for 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.
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.
unwanted advice

The Motherhood Diaries: Facing Unwanted Advice or Worse, Scolding

The usually reserved French love to tell new mothers what to do. Motherhood diarist Joanne Archibald offers helpful strategies when facing unwanted advice.
married to a Frenchman

Paris Plunge: From Romance to Marriage in One Year

One year after moving to Paris, a newlywed reflects on her whirlwind romance and the rewards and challenges of being an expat married to a Frenchman.
marriage counseling needed

What Should “Jane” Do: When Sneaky Husband Refuses Marriage Counseling?

How do you mend a struggling marriage when one spouse refuses therapy? Family and marriage counselor Kristin Louise Duncombe addresses this and other relationship issues.