What To Expect When Moving Back Home After Living Abroad.

And how such an experience is always worth it.

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The initial rush, thrill, and honeymoon stage.

Then, likely to come will be feeling (sometimes) misunderstood, along with some disillusionment.

Isolation.

Then, the comparisons may set in.

Missing the people you love from where you just left.

A sense of disorienting time warp may settle over you.

A sense of feeling as though one has regressed.

Culture shock.

So, how to deal with all these challenging emotions?

Do not ignore the wonder and awe that is available, in abundance, both from where you just left, as well as in the new life to which you have just arrived. This is one of the most awesome experiences one can have in life, having ventured, explored, and lived in another culture and country.

Know how lucky and brave you are for having done it.

You now have a treasure of a life chapter that few other people do.

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Fervent writer. Ravenous reader. Impassioned with words. Relationship researcher. Social Scientist. Social Justice Advocate. Author. www.brookeenglish.com

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