Expatriation and Cultural Adjustment
Whether you are a seasoned ex-pat having previously lived abroad or are new to ex-pat living, there are challenges big and small for those residing outside their home country that can shake the confidence of even the most intrepid traveler. From accomplishing daily tasks to understanding cultural cues, navigating your new life in Italy takes time, patience, effort and help from various sources. Sometimes that help is getting the emotional support you need in order to live better – to better understand how you and your new surroundings fit together. This includes managing the new – and often stressful – feelings that accompany having to re-think so many aspects of day-to-day living and interpersonal communication, once taken for granted. By gaining more understanding and developing new tools for coping, what can feel overwhelming doesn’t have to be.