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.