Holding the Fort Abroad Community

A community for home-based expats and travelling partners

“The ability to see our lives as stories and share those stories with others is at the core of what it means to be human.”

- John Capecci and Timothy Cage

People who understand

As an expat partner with a travelling spouse, do you feel supported? Would you say you have a community abroad who understands and helps you?

As the partner who travels, do you feel heard?

Having a group of people to share with is essential. It is so uplifting to listen to other’s stories and coping strategies, and to learn from each others’ experience.

You are not alone!

“In retrospect the most painful part of holding the fort was that I never talked to anybody about it because I didn’t think anyone would understand. Mostly, I was ashamed that I couldn’t hack it. I just wasn’t prepared for the toll my husband’s being away would take on him, the family and on my very identity.”

- Holding the Fort Abroad: One Reader’s Reflections


Professions that require a lot of travel:

  • Business

  • Humanitarian Work

  • Medical Field

  • Sports

  • The Nuclear Sector

  • The Entertainment Industry

  • Media & Journalism

  • Space Exploration


When you join the Holding the Fort Abroad Community, you have access to:

  • A monthly, 90 min guided discussion on a different topic around living and parenting abroad when a partner works away from home.

  • A community who understands and who will support you

  • Workbooks, free of charge. (Currently 4 workbooks, plus access to all new workbooks free of charge)

  • Fixed pricing: the membership fee will stay the same for as long as you are a current member.

“Communities are places where members form relationships and receive support”

Membership Options

The Holding the Fort Abroad Community strives to be a safe space where participants can share from their life experience and ask questions. We would love to meet you in order to get to know you before introducing you to the group.


Dangerous Locations

Does your partner’s work involve risk?

Over the past year, as I’ve been giving talks on living abroad with a travelling spouse, I’ve been asked how I manage when my husband travels to dangerous places and I’ve also been asked what I would say to others. Well, here it is. I’ve summarised the top strategies from my own experience, from others who have shared and from articles online.

“Dangerous locations: top tips from first-hand experience”