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Excess baggage: experiencing difficulties and social anxiety while living abroad

Clients who come through my office tend to do so after about 6 months into their stay in Buenos Aires, rarely before. Why is that? Well, often it's because the honeymoon of travel abroad is over and the reality of expat life begins to sink in, with its challenges and frustrations.

However, what surprises most clients is not so much that living abroad can be challenging...

Hiding behind cultural stereotypes: from entropy to order

Human beings have a natural tendency to try and make sense of things. When we are faced with a situation that we find to be foreign or incomprehensible, we tend to try and endow it with some sort of meaning. How do we do this? By categorizing and simplifying; in other words, we chew things up, keep what is easy to digest and discard the rest.

When living abroad, we are constantly faced with situations that fall outside of our “comfort zone,”...