Moving abroad to live as an expat is exciting, particularly at the start, as you settle into your new role and life in a new country.
But after a time, when the initial excitement of expat life wears off; your new colleagues go back to their usual routines and you are away from family and friends, the reality of your situation settles in:
Many people find themselves feeling lonely. It may manifest itself as a yearning for your home country, your familiar circle of friends or a bout of culture shock. Either way, you are left with a feeling of an outsider looking in.
Thankfully this feeling is completely normal and will pass.