Living abroad is a test for a couple but there are some things you can do to have a good relationship during your expat time. In this episode I am telling you about an interview I had with Olaf Schwantes.
In this episode I will talk about:
- Why living abroad is such a special situation for a couple
- Why couples either get closer or you break up
- Why divorce rates among expat couples are high
- Why it is important for the relationship that you talk about expectations and wishes before your expat time
- How you can prepare your marriage for the time abroad
- How you can set up some emotional rules
- How you can reconnect as a couple
- Why you need rituals
- Why it is important to acknowledge your husband or wife
- Which questions you can ask to communicate in a good way
- Why you need to be very concrete while talking to your partner
- How you can communicate your feelings and emotions
- Why you shouldn’t assume
- How you can handle feelings like sadness, anger, frustration, homesickness and others
- Why you need to see yourself as a team
- What is toxic for a relationship
- Why you need to talk about roles in your relationship
- Why you need to take time together
- How you can create a couple’s vision for your expat time
- Why you should do a little assessment on where you stand every year of at the midpoint of your expat time
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