Add to that moving to a foreign country, and the anxiety scale goes wild. One needs a lot of coping skills to survive and enjoy expat living.
I am delighted to pass to you a great article, Making the Most of Your Expat Experience, written by my good friend and fellow expat Holly Warah, a 12-year resident of Dubai, UAE.
Holly writes a blog, Arabic Zeal, that is packed with very useful information of interest to expat. Whether you are newly moved or considering the opportunity, Holly provides you with some great insight.
It is possible to thrive during your expat experience but it does take work. Holly's suggestion to "stay in the present" is the most important. Enjoy your time, keep your sense of humor and stay busy. All great expat survival advice.