Partners with partners
Take it from someone who knows; if you are contemplating a move abroad, remember: you are not alone.More often than not if you are married or in a relationship and one of you takes a post overseas to join an existing business, the other is often 'slipstreaming'. It is important to remember that your spouse or partner may not have the same support network and exciting new things that you will have to occupy their time. You will have the familiarity of the organisation that you work for, the type of work you are doing and very often the people you are to be working with. Your spouse or partner, in contrast, is very often plucked out of their existing comfortable environment and thrown into an unfamiliar and stressful world. So remember to think about what's in it for your partner and how can you ease their transition; failure to do so may mean the move is only 50% successful. A year after my family's move and I am pleased to report it has achieved a 100% success rating, due to attention paid in the following areas.
A year into his move to Dubai, James Dallas gives sage advice to partners relocating with their family entourage and seeking a unique and satisfying experience
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