Moving with your partner is, of course, a major factor in enhancing the experience, but there can also be significant challenges depending on the location, culture, immigration rules and other factors. Openness and mutual support is essential to ensure success. The issue of a trailing spouse has been the center of attention in global mobility circles for many years. The largest cause of assignee failure is due to the problems encountered by the trailing spouse rather than the performance or other issues with the assignee.
In some cases the accompanying partner may be a reluctant traveler, understanding that the move is unavoidable, but reluctant to disrupt their lives with a move to an unknown new environment. These circumstances represent a real risk to the relationship as well as the success of the assignment, new role or business.....READ MORE
Finding an alternative to work
The fundamental issue for an expat partner is to find a lifestyle that will allow them to enjoy their time abroad and gain a sense of fulfillment. This may be an occupation, a role or a lifestyle that fulfills the partner. There is no single prescription for this........READ MORE