Tag Archives: Abu Dhabi

Dumb things couples fight about OR How Skype can harm your relationship

Last night my husband was upset with me during our Skype session because he “didn’t like my expression”. The first annoying expression that set him off was the impatient looking upward attached to a sigh. My husband is a the … Continue reading

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I can do hard things.

Last week was the hardest work week I’ve ever had in my life – I am so glad that it is behind me. I came into this position in April knowing that the annual leadership conference was going to be … Continue reading

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…and he’s off!

This is real now.  While I knew he was leaving yesterday, it never occurred to me that he’d be flying over Syrian and Iraqi airspace… I guess I’m glad it didn’t occur to me until I woke up and looked … Continue reading

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Fighting Depression when Relocating

This has been an interesting topic to me – I have struggled with depression before and have found ways to manage it by monitoring my diet (cutting back on sugar!), getting enough rest and exercise and trying to nip it … Continue reading

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Mitigating Culture Shock

Eliminating culture shock, I believe is virtually impossible.  However, knowledge is power and learning as much as one can on what to expect can certainly lessen the blow. When I was in my early 30s with three little kids, we … Continue reading

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New beginnings

About two months ago, my recently laid-off husband (whom I will affectionately refer to as Siggy  (the alias he selected for the blogosphere, short for “Significant Other”) admitted to applying for a job in Abu Dhabi.  I knew he had … Continue reading

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