Expat spouses/partners


  • Difficulty finding new social, cultural and economic reference points in an unfamiliar context
  • Solitude, sometimes isolation, homesickness
  • Reviewing career and personal choices; looking for new directions in one's career and/or private life

Possible ways forward

Make life as an expat spouse or partner meaningful and develop harmoniously in a multicultural context.

The Emerg-Et-Sens approach

  • Self (re-)discovery and developing new skills and abilities in a new context 
  • Facilitating adaptation into society and working on resistance to change
  • Devising a new career project
  • Working on restrictive beliefs arising from ignorance of another culture and preconceptions