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A Happy Expat Spouse - Expectation vs Reality by Tanya Arler

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International House Leuven

Tiensevest 60

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A Happy Expat Spouse?

Whether it’s a first time move or one of many, every spouse faces personal challenges during the transition which are specific to expat life; loss of identity, lack of direction, loneliness…

During this talk you'll

  • gain insights to help ease the adjustment into your new life,
  • learn tools to deal with the unique challenges you’re faced with
  • realize that you’re not alone.


This talk is NOT location specific by design. Unlike many expat spouse events, this talk addresses underlying challenges unique to expats regardless of where they live in the world and regardless of how many times they have moved.


Tanya’s aim is to help expat spouses

  • cope with the staggering change,
  • rebuild an identity in their new home, and
  • learn to see their host country through a different lens.

The insights and tools offered serve practical and everyday challenges that will benefit the spouses immediately, helping them better maneuver the obstacles they encounter.


Tanya Arler is a seasoned expat spouse, personal development speaker/coach, 3rd culture kid, and author of the book UNPACK – a guide to life as an expat spouse.


What to expect?

A HAPPY EXPAT SPOUSE – expectation vs reality is a 45-minute talk coupled with a Q&A and exchange

With wit and humor, Tanya Arler will

  • reveal how attitudes and expectations help or hinder adjustment,
  • offer new perspective on how to rebuild your identity, and
  • share indispensable wisdom for managing what she calls ‘the bumps in the road’.


For whom?

The talk specifically targets accompanying spouses seeking insight into the personal challenges they face, and guidance on how to better transition into their new life, support their families, and make the most of their experience.

The pain points addressed that are unique to expat spouses include:

  • Loss of identity
  • Feeling inadequate - as they believe this should all be easier
  • A sense of feeling lost or alone - ‘it’s easy for everyone else’
  • Frustration (anger, sadness) - unmet expectations and perceive inefficiencies in the new culture.


Tanya Arler

“I chose to take a 1- year sabbatical from my corporate job to move to Italy with my husband over 20 years ago. I never returned to full-time employment. Instead, I took training and started my own personal development company. I am a coach, speaker and trainer, focusing on self-empowerment and creating change.

Throughout many moves, as a mother of 2 children, now young adults, I have faced different challenges which each of them, and with each move.

I have lived in the US, Belgium (3 times), Italy, Sweden, Tokyo and Singapore (twice).

I have been delivering my expat talk for over 7 years and in 2017 published

UNPACK – A guide to life as an expat spouse.”

https://www.ahappyexpat.com

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