What Are The Psychological Effects Of Emigrating?

It’s Monday 8:30am you drive to work like usual, greeting your colleagues, enter your office and you will be called to your boss immediately. His offer will change your life and the life of your family dramatically. A new job is awaiting for you overseas, very well paid and with much more responsibility than before. Time is precious, you have to take the chance of your life or leave it.

Monday 5:30pm you drive home as usual, but what you are going to proclaim to your family will change their way of life significantly. A new life in an overseas country is waiting for you, with all the challenges, joy, amenities and frustration before settling down finally.

1. You have to leave your home, your friends and relatives.
2. You have to prepare your kids and pets.
3. You have to handle the relocation.
4. You have to overcome the culture shock.

This is more or less what happened to us and is still happening to a large number of so-called expat families every day.

What if you are not prepared? How can you explain the situation to your kids, they have to leave their friends, their school, their grandparents. You have to rent out your house, your home, or maybe even sell it. You have to find a reliable relocation company and have to think about the visa or documents you need. What do you know about your future resident country? You have to face an endless list of to do`s and how’s. But you can make it and in the end you maybe even found your dream country to immigrate or retire permanently. As it happened to us.

Conny Sandland is an expat who moved to Malaysia several years ago. With her eBooks about immigrating and Malaysia she tries to help future expats to 寵物移民台灣 make their move more smooth. Visit her website “City Beach Weekend Getaways” and download her eBook: “Guide To Moving Overseas”.