Make The Most of Your Life’s Journey
Over 60% of expat postings are unsuccessful because of the lack of support an individual or family receives when arriving at their new destination. Add to this that many expats begin their journey full of excitement on the outside but with the secret fear on the inside of “What if I’ve sold everything back home, relocated my spouse and children, cut all ties with all I know, and then I fail?”
This fear alone can add a huge burden to what is usually a tough start with different working hours, different cultural demands, different ways of lives, different values and ethics but to name a few. All these differences are what make the UAE a beautiful and exciting, culturally diverse place to live in but if you’ve never experienced anything like this, rather than feeling amazed, you may be feeling over-whelmed and daunted.
If you are the main job holder you will have all the pressures of a new job without the comforts of your old home or the stability of your spouse or children’s regular routine to come back to. In other words, you may be feeling like there is no safe place for you to retreat to. To add to this, your spouse will be having their own challenges, be it in their new job or be it in their new role as a stay at home spouse. This means the simple act of going home from the work place can turn into a daunting challenge rather than a loving retreat.
If you are the spouse you will be having your own issues too. Often you will have left a fulfilling career to support your spouse, torn your children away from their friends and families and rather than feeling excited you can end up feeling unfulfilled, lost and alone. You may also feel financially trapped as your spouse may be the only earner in the household. You can’t rely on your spouse so much to support you though as they will have their own issues to deal with and you may feel pressure to support them rather than use them to unburden yourself. This can lead not only to the failure of the expat posting but also to marriage difficulties and ultimately to the failure of your marriage.
At One Life Coaching we offer support and coaching through the whole process from set up to start up. We help deal with practical issues such as setting up home, coping with things such as bills and banks, finding schools, finding new people and social gatherings that suit you and your family, ways of finding a new job, and coping with the diverse cultural melting point that is the UAE. We make sure you never feel alone in the beginning of your journey so that it can blossom into the exciting adventure you imagined it to be.
ARE YOU FEELING ALONE EVEN WHEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS?
ARE YOU FEELING FRUSTRATED IN YOUR JOURNEY AS AN EXPAT?
ARE YOU FEELING GUILTY, SCARED OR OUT OF PLACE AS A NEW COMER?
ARE YOU FEELING OVERWHELMED, LOST OR DAUNTED BY THE MOVE?