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When Baby Makes 3: Your First Child Abroad

When Baby Makes 3: Your First Child Abroad

When working with people living all over the world, who are having their first baby, far away from where they grew up, I am often asked how to prepare. Couples want to understand how to care for their child inside another culture, blend their home cultures, and stay connected. Preparing for the birth with a [...]

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Enjoying Cooking In A Global Family

Enjoying Cooking In A Global Family

How is cooking in a multicultural household? We interviewed Sharon Lorimer and Kim Khan, the couple behind The Art of the Expat. Do you have to have a cooking background in order to approach cooking in a multicultural household? Kim: I’d say that you don’t have to have a food industry background, though at least...

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Having A Baby In Hungary

Having A Baby In Hungary

Part of the excitement of being in a multicultural relationship or an expat is never quite knowing what the future throws at you and also never quite being sure about how the plans that you make will unfold. The pregnancy is a wonderful period for every couple and it ought to be a moment for [...]

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Open article: what problems do you face as an international couple?

Open article: what problems do you face as an international couple?

Dear Readers, this is an open article on the problems and difficulties that international and multicultural couple face everyday. Not matter how trivial they can seem, in the end we must face them and find a solution of some sort. So, what is the pain that such couples must overcome? Is it the effort to [...]

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Recipe for Disaster or Secret of Success?

Recipe for Disaster or Secret of Success?

A British woman’s story of working with her French husband in an international company. By Katya Jezzard-Puyraud When I told my friends I was going to start working with my husband at his office in Paris, I got the sort of facial reaction that mechanics give when looking under the bonnet of a clapped-out car. [...]

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Multifaith: Approach To Different Faiths

Multifaith: Approach To Different Faiths

Marriages where partners come from different religious beliefs must find a way of co-existing with different beliefs and world-views. Most times, though, faiths do not have a sympathetic approach toward relativism and towards the acceptance of different credos. While the term Interfaith refers to the dialogue and communication between different religions, the term Multifaith refers [...]

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Bi-cultural Relationships and the Upside. Three-Part Series

Bi-cultural Relationships and the Upside. Three-Part Series

Love Stories. We Chose Finland . . . I have to say, that I can claim adjustment here in Helsinki. As I started working with other professionals, organizations and couples facing the same adjustment I found some simple, commonalities of living as a bi-cultural couple or family. Finland is a place that offers a relatively...

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Hot tips for a successful flight planning

Hot tips for a successful flight planning

Moving abroad, whether you are in a relationship or not, can be an exhilarating yet terrifying prospect. If you are leaving behind a partner, the shock can be a little overwhelming, particularly if you live together and are used to seeing each other every day. There is little you can do to prepare for the [...]

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Unmarried Couples and Unfair Property Laws

Unmarried Couples and Unfair Property Laws

There has been much debate about the unfair property laws that affect separating unmarried couples in the UK. Not withstanding a call for reform from lead bodies and Judges that work within the family law sector, the Government has resisted implementing proposed changes that would make the system fairer for separating cohabitees. Cohabitation or Living [...]

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Cohabitation in Europe

Cohabitation in Europe

Cohabitation is an arrangement where two persons who are not legally married or registered with any authority, live together in a stable relationship. DATA In the European Union cohabitation is very common and the available data shows that some 39.5% of all births in EU countries were extramarital. In particular, in many cases live births [...]

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