To be clear from the start – this post is about me.
Oh, and thousands of other expat partners around the world, male and female.
Because let’s face it, the chance of both people getting a well-paying job is nigh impossible in many expat locations. Most countries have visa conditions that restrict employment and business opportunities for the accompanying partner, often for the very sound reason of protecting opportunities for their local workforce.
However, if you are used to financially contributing to the partnership, this can hurt.
I know. Moving my business a few years ago from in-person coaching in Australia, to online coaching worldwide, caused a considerable decline in my personal income.
I haven’t handled it well, despite my husband frequently assuring me the income he earns is family income.