Moving overseas will affect your family relationships, even if your immediate family are joining you on assignment. As the expat assignee you have an advantage over your family when it comes to settling in. You have comfort and familiarity with your job and company culture. You may already know some colleagues abroad too. If your family are joining you your partner and children won’t have the same comforts. Explore how you can on your family by learning to manage your family relationships as an expat.
Prioritise your family relationships
Supporting your children during the move overseas
Caring for elderly parents as an expat
When it comes to managing your relationship with elderly parents back home. This can bring up a lot of emotion, particularly if you also have the sole responsibility of caring for parents. There are a few simple ways you can keep your parents still a part of your day-to-day life. Creating a call schedule for you and your children to follow will help them stay in touch with their grandparents.
Planning your next few visits will also give everyone something to look forward to. Ensuring you have some quality time together during the year. To help you manage these relationships as an expat, you can follow our guide with practical steps on .