“Something I’ve heard a lot of expat parents say is that their whole family is ‘in it together’ or that they are ‘called’ together. The basic assumption is that all members of the family go abroad and live overseas together – they are bonded by the same experience. When I hear this, however, I think two things:
First, I am so glad you and your kids are on the same team!
But, are you aware that you aren’t sharing the same experience?”