12 Apr 2024
Lysanne Sizoo
Community Expat Support Parenting

Parenting in a foreign land: Part 1

Barack Obama, Christiane Amanpour and Reese Witherspoon, all so called ‘Third Culture Kids’, have done very well for themselves. Our youngsters CAN get the very best from being raised in a country that is not their parents’ own.

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Community Expat Support General Counselling Health Swedish Culture Work & Money

Expats and Mental Health: Two Scoops of Culture Shock

Ever feel like the sore thumb in Sweden? This week, YLC’s mental health expert, Lysanne Sizoo, discusses the difficulties associated with simultaneously adjusting to another culture and a new work environment abroad. Photo: Lena Granefelt/imagebank.sweden.se So you’ve found a job in Sweden, made the move, and started work. Grattis! If everything is going swimmingly, then […]

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Expat Support General Counselling

Expats and mental health: YOUR questions answered

As an expat, deciding to make the move back home can often be harder than the original emigration. This week YLC’s mental health adviser, Lysanne Sizoo, answers a reader’s enquiry on the unforeseen difficulties of saying hej då to Sweden. Whether it was love, work, or studies that brought you to Sweden, when these come to a natural […]

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Community Expat Support General Counselling

Expats and Mental Health: Why Identities Change Abroad

This week YLC’s mental health expert Lysanne Sizoo discusses how our sense of identity is challenged when we move to another country… and how we can use it to our advantage. Photo: Marko Kudjerski/Flickr (file) Have you noticed that the way in which you introduce yourself to others has changed since you moved abroad? Where before […]

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Community Expat Support General Counselling

Expats and mental health: YOUR questions answered

A dilemma all expats have to face at some time: saying goodbye

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Community Couples Counselling Expat Support Health

Expats and mental health: The ‘Second Day Blues’

This week, Lysanne Sizoo explores why many couples experience the ‘second day blues’, when one half returns weary from a trip abroad only to be faced with disgruntled grumbles and a list of chores.   My father was naval officer and my mother a very independent and self-sufficient naval officer’s wife. She told me, “When your […]

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Community Couples Counselling Expat Support General Counselling Parenting

Expats and mental health: Stuck in Sweden?

Lysanne Sizoo on the pain of international partners torn between love for their children and troubles in their relationship.

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Community Expat Support General Counselling

Expats and mental health: Finding the fun in failure

YLC mental health expert Lysanne Sizoo looks at the topic of failure; the fear of which looms large in every expat’s life.

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Community Couples Counselling Expat Support Family

‘Two’s Company…’: Handling your in-laws

Dealing with the in-laws can be confusing and confounding and the cause of many arguments around the dinner table. In part 2 of her ‘Love in a Foreign Land’ articles, Lysanne Sizoo explores three ways in which you can help each other to create more tolerance and understanding, whilst also setting clear and constructive boundaries. […]

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