MOVING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY
WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME.
“We were able to spend time on the water wakeboarding and in the desert off-roading-things we couldn’t do easily together in the UK!”
“We jumped at the chance to move to Qatar because the increased salary enabled us to pay for schooling for the kids and buy our house when we returned to Europe.”
“We really needed to rely on one another in a new way and learn to support each other’s needs because our home network was no longer there.”
“During a Saudi wedding, my husband ate camel right out of a full camel carcass with his hands, wearing a beige suit . . . and then danced with blunt swords!”
During that time, grieving for your old life (and even your identity) can lead to depression, resentment, and isolation. In other words, the opportunities you were so excited about are passing you by.
They will likely be working longer hours, and be under more pressure to deliver. This is where your silence can start—you may feel you don’t have the right to complain. After all, you were given an opportunity of a lifetime. Bitterness, resentment, and blame can start to build up inside
They don’t understand what you’re going through emotionally. They don’t make the effort to stay in contact with you, never mind visit you. It’s like you’ve been put on pause. Are you out of sight, out of mind?
We’re told that children are resilient, but they’ll be looking back at what they left behind and they often start fighting the move. Being the new kid—especially in a foreign place—impacts their confidence and can lead to unexpected behavior issues.
Feeling a lot of pressure to make a life-changing decision in a short period of time? Do we move? Don’t we move?
More overwhelming than exciting? So much to do, so little time! Already frustrated and tension is rising?
Reality is kicking in . . . this is a much bigger adjustment than you thought! Feeling lost, isolated, and like you’re missing out?
Do we move back? Don’t we? Another huge decision . . . and you might feel you don’t fit in like you did before.
“Charlotte really is phenomenally wise and intuitive – and absolutely spot-on in the insightful questions. I’d strongly recommend her as a coach”
“I would recommend charlotte to anyone struggling with a decision, or who wants to feel inspired to chase their goals.”
“Charlotte helped me uncover a deeper sense of self-confidence and find my voice. With her guidance and support I was able to take big leaps and make huge strides in my life and in my business. Charlotte is a fantastic coach, and I look forward to working with her again in the future”
“Charlotte helped me to focus and priorities on what is of paramount importance to me right now and this has helped me a great deal and I have noticed that I am feeling more like my natural self once again and no longer like a victim. I feel emotionally stronger and it feels so great.”
“I would definitely recommend Charlotte to any one, and especially to a friend. She is a true professional who has the skills to support ones growth and development. She acts with integrity, sensitivity and compassion.”
“Charlotte helped me enormously with a transition I was going through, which was pretty daunting for me both in terms of my own mindset (needing to embrace rather than fear the change) and also in how I tackled some tricky conversations I needed to have – and with her help I nailed it!”
“Having Charlotte as my Coach is like having a best friend that will not let you get stuck in your own head. She intuitively asks questions that make me think deeper and to see my concerns in a whole new light ”