How To Fight Expat Depression: Just Remember You’re Not Alone

I don’t think it is a secret I have been fighting the dark forces of expat depression lately. (Isolation and PMS are a horrible combo!) I found this and loved it. Spot on advice and a great blog too! Enjoy!

Living In Italy.Moving To Italy. Loving In Italy. Laughing In Italy.

Let’s talk about the thing that nobody ever wants to talk about because it sucks: Depression. Usually it’s only a matter of time before expats experiences some form of situational depression, anxiety, or the need to hide under their bed with a bottle of wine for days on end. Hell, you don’t even need to be an expat. Sometimes life is just overwhelming and hard. Sometimes we are all going to deal with depression. It sucks. It’s hard. But at least we have each other.

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Living abroad means a lot of things, a lot of conflicting things.  One minute life is a paradise and you find yourself  drinking cheap wine in a vineyard, tasting olive oil in an olive grove, laughing to yourself as old men wave to you in the street. Then five minutes later your world is full of confusion, humiliation, it’s a cataclysm of WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING!?…

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