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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We make frequent travel work

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A while back I asked a holding the fort mum if she would be willing to speak about her experience living outside her home country, with a partner who frequently travels. Here are her answers. Do you relate? What has it been like for you with a partner who travels a lot?  It is tough. We…

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Boost your emotions when apart

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As a child growing up, we never celebrated much as a family. Birthdays yes, but not much more. I have recently been reminded that even small celebrations can boost our emotions and have a very positive impact on both our mental health and our experience of everyday life. I read an article in the Harvard…

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