Moving abroad as a partner is not the same as going abroad for your own job.
Unlike when you move to a new country for yourself, one of the biggest challenges is going as a partner is that you are not following your career path of choice. Living abroad is already new and unfamiliar and it brings its own set of daily challenges. And also, because you’re not doing your job – something that is your area of expertise and which brings the accompanying self-worth and confidence – the whole experience is a lot more challenging.
It is easy to lose confidence in your abilities. When I first moved abroad, I had to sell a business that was...