Family Relations Episodes

Family Relations Life Talks

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 their home country under these limited circumstances.

Career Abroad Family Relations

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.

Family Relations Life Talks

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.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

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?

Expat Resources Family Relations Mental Health

Counseling for Cross-Cultural Relationships with Katie

April 9, 2020

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.

Career Abroad Family Relations

Translating German Genealogical Documents with Katie

Jan. 16, 2020

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.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad Mental Health

Expat Loneliness with Gabriela

Nov. 21, 2019

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 Language Learning

Intercultural Relationships with Katie

Nov. 14, 2019

Katie, an American, is married to an Austrian. Their relationship has been colored by what language they communicate in and where they live - in the US, in Austria, and now as digital nomads.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad

Living Abroad in Your 20s with Olivia

Oct. 10, 2019

Olivia is 26. She is half-Irish, half-Austrian and has lived in Australia and Sweden. Suffice it to say, she's had her fair share of opportunities to ask these tough questions!

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad Language Learning

Raising a Son with Special Needs in Germany with Shaun of Expat Life Germany

Sept. 19, 2019

Shaun moved to Germany from South Africa years ago with his wife. Their oldest son has a special need, and Shaun shares with us how they've navigated the situation as foreigners and second-language German speakers.

Career Abroad Expat Resources Family Relations

Moving Abroad with Teenagers with Linda

Sept. 12, 2019

Linda explains how she's made moving to Europe work with a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old.

Family Relations Finding Home Abroad Life Talks

Moving Abroad or Running Away? with Aspen from AspenAbroad

Aug. 15, 2019

We take a stroll down memory lane to look at the traumas and challenges that inspired Aspen to leave the US, followed by a discussion of how she's feeling now.