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Based on dozens of interviews with men and women who have relocated to Switzerland for their partners’ career, ’The Trailing Spouse Reimagined’ explores the real challenges and true joys of life abroad as an accompanying partner. Expat readers everywhere will be inspired by the personal and professional dexterity of these often-invisible travelers. Swiss readers will learn about their neighbours from abroad. This book is for anyone who has ever moved abroad - or knows someone who has. Read and be inspired.

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The seeds of this book were planted 5 years ago when the three of us met in a workshop about living abroad. In the seminar, we heard many touching stories from people who, like us, had decided to drop life as they knew it in order to accompany their partners on an international assignment. We knew we had at times struggled, and realised that we were not alone in experiencing good days and bad. We were not the only ones who sometimes wondered if we had made the right decision to move abroad.

We researched and listened to many others’ experiences along these years. These «trailing spouses» came to know themselves better through the experience of letting go of what was their life and beginning again in a foreign place. In recreating their lives as adults, they found talents within they never knew they had. We found insight and inspiration in their stories, and hope you will as well.

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«Anyone who has ever moved abroad will recognize themselves in this wonderful book. Reading it will make you realize you are not alone»

  • John Baker, former Centrepoint president

«It has been said that no one can understand the expat experience unless they have lived through it. This book may change that. The stories are very moving, describing the pain of separation and sacrifices made as well as the courage needed to step out into the unknown. Encouragement comes from the cultural riches gained and a warm welcome experienced in unexpected places.»

  • Margaret Oertig, author of ’Going Local’ and ’Beyond Chocolate’

«This is an absolute must read for anyone moving to a foreign country with their spouse and I think corporations should provide it in every transfer packet they give to their employees.»

  • Martha Borst, author of ’Your Survival Strategies are Killing You’