Are You a Trailing Spouse?  Arpin’s Experts Advise How To Ease Your Transition To A New Country

*According to the Expat Insider 2020 survey, 36% of expats said their partner's job was the reason for moving abroad, and 44% of trailing spouses reported finding it challenging to make friends in their new country. These statistics highlight the importance of addressing the issues faced by trailing spouses.
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Moving to a new country can be, for some people, a dream come true or an exciting adventure, but it can also be a stressful and challenging life event, especially for trailing spouses. If you’re a trailing spouse, you know how tough it can be to make a drastic life change – from adjusting to a new place, culture, lifestyle, and mindset to creating a new circle of friends. However, a few tips from an experienced group of international movers who’ve dealt with thousands of expats might be just what you need to read! In this article, we’ll give you tips and tricks on transforming your transition to a new country into a pleasant experience.

Becoming a Trailing Spouse: A Career Sacrifice Or Professional Growth? 

Trailing spouses may feel like they are sacrificing their own careers and identities to support their partner’s job. However, many well-known people have been trailing spouses and have used the experience as an opportunity to grow and thrive. For example, former First Lady Michelle Obama moved to Chicago with her husband when he began his career as a community organizer. She took a break from her law career and started working in public service, eventually becoming the First Lady of the United States. Actress Nicole Kidman followed her husband, Keith Urban, to the United States from her native Australia, where she had established a successful acting career. She used the opportunity to expand her career and became a well-known actress in Hollywood.