Family Relations Episodes

June 03, 2021

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

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.

Mental Health Expat Resources Family Relations

May 06, 2021

A Mother-Daughter Reverse Expat Journey with Gabi & Elana

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 Finding Home Abroad

April 29, 2021

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

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 Mental Health Finding Home Abroad

April 08, 2021

Mental Health Support for Moms Abroad with Johanna from Afloat

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 Expat Resources Mental Health

March 18, 2021

A German Expat in Germany with Martina

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. Now, Martina's living in Germany for the first time.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

February 18, 2021

Repatriating During a Pandemic with Kate

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 their home country under these limited circumstances.

Family Relations Life Talks

February 11, 2021

First Female in the Family to Move Abroad with Reina

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.

Family Relations Career Abroad

September 17, 2020

Season 4 Finale: Expat Role Models

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.

Life Talks Family Relations

August 13, 2020

Started from the Bottom with Mari

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.

Career Abroad Family Relations

July 30, 2020

Being Queer in Germany with Meg

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.

Life Talks Finding Home Abroad Family Relations

July 02, 2020

Divorce as an Expat Living Abroad with Katia

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

Expat Resources Family Relations

May 28, 2020

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

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?

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

April 09, 2020

Counseling for Cross-Cultural Relationships with Katie

Katie Rössler is an expat couple's counselor. Working with couples in person and online, Katie helps her clients navigate the tricky waters of miscommunications, conflicting expectations, and more.

Family Relations Mental Health Expat Resources

January 16, 2020

Translating German Genealogical Documents with Katie

Individuals researching their German ancestry - or individuals who just stumble across their great-great-grandma's diary - come to Katie to bring these original documents back to life.

Career Abroad Family Relations

November 21, 2019

Expat Loneliness with Gabriela

Gabriela talks us through some of the tips that have helped her and her clients as they navigate expat loneliness and strive to feel more connected in their new home country.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad Mental Health