Living abroad

The Adventure of living abroad

Moving abroad always involves some kind of culture shock. No matter if your are moving to a country with the same language or your moved for the 5th times: moving always involves giving up our well-known safe space and start the wonderful journey to something unknown. Find all the blog posts I have written on the topic of moving and living abroad connected to other cultures and lifestyles. If you are living abroad and want to share you life with us please feel free to send me an email to info@sharethelove.blog to be featured. 

Hello New Culture

All about coping with culture shock, gaining a global mindset and living abroad without judgment. 

Relationships & Friends

Dealing with missing friends back home, getting out to connect with new people and the special struggle for expat relationships. 

German & US Culture

My observations of a German living in the US. Everything from going to the doctor and learning the “how do you do” dance. 

Identity Struggle

Living abroad can stress you on a very personal level if you paused your career or find yourself in a new role within your family. 

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20 cultural difference you rather feel than can explain

Each country has its smell, taste and smaller habits that you can feel more than explain. When you are living abroad, and you are coming home for Christmas, this is a perfect opportunity to explore your own culture with new eyes. You will recognize differences you have not been aware before moving abroad. Here is my selection of 20 typical Germans things that caught my attention after living in the US.

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Visiting home as the Expat

I will be flying to Europe tomorrow and living abroad for two years now my feeling about this holiday and coming “home” has changed a bit. In this blog post, I want to share my view about this. If you are an expat yourself, you might resonate with this, if you are a friend of an Expat this might help you to understand your friend a bit better.

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The Expat Syndrom and its best medicine

Especially new Expats are struggling with the so-called Expat syndrome: We tend to see only the negative parts of the new culture we are living in and praise our own culture from back home. It is human and does not define your character. It’s more of a coping strategy of the human brain for an overload of uncertainty and new beginnings. However, this attitude won’t make you happy when living abroad.

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Expat Interview with Alexia

This week I want to share with you one of the interviews of the workbook with Alexia, who lived and moved abroad to exotic countries and found herself in many different roles along the way. I am sure you can learn a lot from her point of view!

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Where are you coming from?

Recently, I discovered something amusing about the way Americans introduce themselves to me.
When talking with Americans, I often hear them saying “Oh, I am also German/Italian/Dutch…”
Read my latest Monday Thoughts.

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