Leaving home for a Job?

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Are you facing the prospect of one partner working abroad while the other stays behind to manage family responsibilities?  Whether it’s a career opportunity too good to pass up or a necessary move for financial stability, grappling with the idea of split-family assignments can be challenging.  In episode #42 of the Holding the Fort Abroad…

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The Long-Distance Family Dynamic

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In episode 039 of ‘Holding the Fort Abroad,’ I sit down with guest Michael Sullivan to delve into the paradoxically uniting but physically separating experience of living abroad in split locations. Michael, living in Türkiye, and his wife in the Philippines, demonstrate that physical separation does not dictate the strength or functionality of a family…

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14 Peaks and Space

14 Peaks and Space - Rhoda Bangerter

What do these two things have in common ? Adventure, risk, husbands going on long, ‘crazy’ trips and wives taking my breath away. I have a million questions for Suchi (@suchipurja). She is the wife of Nepalese Mountaineer Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja @nimsdai who climbed the 14 8000m summits in 6 months and 6 days. The…

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