Expat Women Confessions: 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions About Living Abroad
I was fortunate enough to receive an e-book copy of Expat Women Confessions: 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions About Living Abroad and have found a trusted resource in Expat Women. Right from the start, the introduction by Andrea Martins resonated with me. She talks about her experience with a friend, April, in Mexico City several years ago. April appeared to be coping well, but as Andrea discovered, she felt alone and overwhelmed. This is a feeling that many expat can relate to, if not every person that has moved to another country.
Expat Women Confessions: 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions About Living Abroad is not a “how to” book; it is a culled, intimate look into how other women have survived and enjoyed the adventures of moving to and living in a foreign country. The authors, Australian Andrea Martins and New Zealander trained psychologist Victoria Hepworth, are expat women themselves. They have “been there and done that” and have compiled stories and experiences in this book to share with other women who are or are thinking of becoming expats.
The chapters cover the following topics: Settling In, Career and Money, Raising Children, Relationships, Mixed Emotions and Repatriation. Presented in an easy to understand manner, the reader gets the impression that flipping through the pages is like listening in on a conversation between two friends. Using useful facts to discuss the topics they present, Martins and Hepworth give the reader important issues to think about and discuss with family, partners, friends, co-workers, bosses and others involved in the expat’s life.
I would recommend this book to anyone considering moving to another country, or who has a close tie with someone who is. I find it especially significant that one of the authors is a psychologist, since in my own experience, a well trained professional whose passion is to study human behavior can be one of the most trusted of allies as I navigate my own adventure of living abroad. For more information about this book, please visit www.expatwomen.com