Family Relations Episodes

Life Talks Family Relations

Deciding to Have Kids or Not When Living Abroad

March 24, 2022

Do you want to have kids or not? How has your geography impacted this? We asked these questions to the listener community, and their answers range from YES to NO to MAYBE.

Family Relations

Life as a Single Mom in Germany with Tanya

Feb. 24, 2022

Tanya moved from California to Germany when her son was 2. She had been single parenting until that point, and when she moved abroad, her then-husband was able to provide support. After she and he divorced, Tanya found herse…

Life Talks Family Relations

Visiting Home After Years Away with Casey

Nov. 11, 2021

Casey and Nicole compare stories and experiences from their first trips back to the US since the arrival of the pandemic.

Mental Health Expat Resources Family Relations

Covid Fatigue, Toxic Positivity, & Reentry for Expats with Gabriela

June 3, 2021

Psychologist Gabriela Encina talks about the unique effects life in Coronavirus Pandemic era has had on expats, like family separation, social isolation, and a harsh interruption to their integration process.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

A Mother-Daughter Reverse Expat Journey with Gabi & Elana

May 6, 2021

In honor of Mother's Day, the mother-daughter duo is here to share how their reverse expat experiences have bonded them, and what intergenerational immigration means for their family.

Family Relations Mental Health Finding Home Abroad

TCKs, CCKs,and Preparing to Move Abroad as a Family with Anna

April 29, 2021

Anna works as an expat coach specializing in TCKs and CCKs. She gives us a crash course on what they are, followed by a deep discussion of how to best prepare for a move abroad as a family.

Family Relations Expat Resources Mental Health

Mental Health Support for Moms Abroad with Johanna from Afloat

April 8, 2021

It's not easy being a mom. It's not easy living abroad. When you combine both things, things can get really, really tricky.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

A German Expat in Germany with Martina

March 18, 2021

Martina was born in the US to German parents who had most recently been living in Switzerland. When she was a baby, they moved back to Switzerland, then they relocated to the US for Martina's high school and college years. N…

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Repatriating During a Pandemic with Kate

Feb. 18, 2021

Kate moved back to Germany in March of 2020, on one of the last flights from the USA to Germany before travel shut down due to Coronavirus. We hear what it was like saying goodbye to Chicago and how it's been readjusting to …

Family Relations Career Abroad

First Female in the Family to Move Abroad with Reina

Feb. 11, 2021

Reina was the first female in her tight-knit family to move abroad. When she was adjusting to life in her new home in New Zealand, she faced serious withdrawal, going from constant family time to being a 26-hour flight away.

Life Talks Family Relations

Season 4 Finale: Expat Role Models

Sept. 17, 2020

To wrap up the season, we hear from a variety of former guests, listeners, and expat friends from around Freiburg about who their expat/immigrant/nomad role model is.

Career Abroad Family Relations

Started from the Bottom with Mari

Aug. 13, 2020

Mari is from Indiana, USA and moved to Germany. Not only does she have her own story of how she started from the bottom; she also shares the story of her mother, who moved from Peru to the USA.

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad Family Relations

Being Queer in Germany with Meg

July 30, 2020

Meg is a love expat - she moved to Freiburg, Germany from South Carolina, USA to be with her German then-girlfriend, now-wife. From the southern US to southern Germany, she shares what it's been like for her being queer.

Expat Resources Family Relations

Divorce as an Expat Living Abroad with Katia

July 2, 2020

Katia, a longtime expat, got divorced from her Austrian husband in Switzerland. She shares what she learned through the challenging process.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

To Move or Not To Move: The Expat During a Pandemic Question with Emily

May 28, 2020

Emily has a family split between the US and Germany. They're based in the States now, but have considered a move to Germany - but can they or do they want to during a pandemic?