Tag Archives: Trailing Spouses

A Trailing Spouse Resumé

Everyone Foreign Service spouse should have one! Well, That Was Different shares her real-life”resumé” of accomplishments.

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Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

A detailed assessment of this EFM career option from Have Orders Will Travel.

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Discovering the U.S.

Identity, the metric system, driving. A little perspective as a foreign-born spouse comes “home.” From Culture Shock.

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The Unexceptional Amazing Life of a Diplomatic Spouse

On spouse’s look at the big picture. From Diplowife.

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Taking the Road Less Traveled

After nearly thirty years in the Foreign Service, settling down can look pretty darn exciting. From Well That Was Different.

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What Do Expat Spouses Do All Day?

Well, what do they do, anyway? From Well That Was Different.

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Income Strategies for Trailing Spouses

A “big picture” approach from Money Matters for Globetrotters. First article in a new series authored by Hui-chin Chen, financial planner and Foreign Service spouse.

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Working Girl: A Timeline

Lisa at Around The World in Thirty Years chronicles her journey from unemployed spouse to proud EPAP (Expanded Professional Associates Program) employee in Bangkok.

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Trailing Spouses: What You Said

Thank you, Unaccompanied Baggage readers, for your thoughtful responses on the use of the term “trailing spouse.” When we asked whether it’s the correct description of those Foreign Service husbands/wives/partners who are living overseas with their direct-hire significant others, and … Continue reading

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Two Posts on Trailing Spouses

We’d like to share two recent posts on the subject of “trailing spouses.” Kelly at Well That Was Different has decided she doesn’t really mind being called a trailing spouse. Read her post, One Word That I Don’t Mind, And … Continue reading

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