Share the Love Blog recently stumbled upon a recent academic paper about Dual-Career Planning in expatriation. The paper “Expatriated dual-career partners: hope and disillusionment” by Agnieszka Kierner illustrates how hope vanishes when career goals are not met during an international assignment.
Simon writes in his blog ‘On being a male diplomatic spouse‘ of the challenges that come with it, the loss of identity that men can experience from not being someone with a job, making friends as a male spouse and how the diplomatic community’s attitudes to male spouses have changed – and are changing and have not changed fast enough – over the past decades.
Thank you to The Lonely Diplomat for having started a conversation about how diplomats, their significant others and families balance this all-consuming job and their wish to be human and have human connections.
Interested in reading more thoughts from a male spouse? Click here to access, link: https://vie-lesa.org/male-spouse