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A Moveable Marriage: Relocate Your Relationship without Breaking It Paperback – January 15, 2003
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"Robin Pascoe has done it again! A wonderful description of the bittersweet experiences of the mobile family." -- from the book jacket
"Robin Pascoe has written a gutsy, forthright look at relocation. She says outright what others discuss in hushed tones." -- from the book jacket
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Robin does us spouses living abroad a great service. In addition to providing an insightful foreword by a wise couples therapist and a useful list of book and website resources at the end, in the eight chapters from "Moveable Marriages 101" through "Isolation and Dependence," "Dual Career Challenges," to "Restoring Balance in a Moveable Marriage," she shows us how she and her husband have adjusted and strengthened their marriage through many relocations and how she has come to have a positive attitude toward change.
What helped and touched me even more than the expertise Robin shares from her experience and research on the subject of relocation is her vulnerable authenticity in describing and accepting her own and her husband`s real feelings, shortcomings, mistakes ... and resulting insights. This book was written by a real woman and wife about her real marriage to a real man and husband. Both partners shine through the pages with their positive and sometimes limited attitudes and timings intact. Their commitment to each other and to their marriage is the strong thread that doesn`t break in spite of frazzling times. This is simply uplifting to read about as an example to follow. It is encouraging to know that, as Carl Rogers said, "we can be all of our experience," and that we can even be that together!Read more ›
Robin Pascoe's book is a treat, a candid recounting of moving her own marriage around the world for years, following her diplomat spouse to his assignments. She writes frankly about their ups and downs, and talks openly about her own feelings of at times being left out, neglected by her hubby's employer. She also writes extensively on what worked. The last point is very important, because despite being handled like day-old durian (Robin) and toasted in print like cheap bread (Robin's husband), the two remain happily married and the rest of us can benefit from their example.
In addition to the first-person tales (and I'll admit, they are gossipy enough to keep this very, very readable without plopping into radio psych melodrama), the author also weaves in stories from other women, and, to keep it from being just a witch session, quotes from experts on moving, psychology, divorce, culture shock and the like.
The book is funny, reminding you that "in the absence of new women to hang out with, many relocated women start speaking with their husbands over coffee. But know this: your husband is not your girlfriend!" She wonders at one point whether her lifestyle made her a "single parent without dating privileges." Later Robin demands from her constantly-traveling husband "do you really come home to see me and the kids or just for clean shirts and sex?"
Robin Pascoe offers her experienced viewpoint in A Moveable Marriage. The book explores the effects of expat life on the key aspects of relationships. While some people find the tone too pessimistic, the book does have a healthy dose of humor and Pascoe does offer a significant amount of helpful information and numerous worthwhile suggestions. Though every situation is unique to that couple, Pascoe's general analyses are useful, and readers can still learn by thinking about other couples' challenges. Her main argument is that the difficulties couples face create opportunities for them to strengthen and grow as partners. Each chapter tackles a potential issue that may have intensified as a result of an international relocation. As readers might expect, the book is mainly geared toward women, as the majority of trailing spouses are women. However, men may still find it worth a read.
Pascoe is a Canadian reporter who writes on global living. She has written three other books on the subject of relocated relationships. Her goal is to provide useful ideas and to empower women to take charge of their moved marriages. To gather information for A Moveable Marriage, she conducted a survey--hard copy and via her website--and focus groups. Her husband is a Canadian government diplomat. Check out her website at [...]
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Like all her other books, Robin Pascoe's Moveable Marriage is exciting and funny.
In this one, the author analyses the impact of international relocation on couples. Read more
For the first time since before I had children, I've read a whole book in one day.
I didn't intend to, I just got carried away. Read more
Robin's book, A Moveable Marriage, offers readers of any ethnical background valuable advice on how to maintain a successful long-term relationship in today's demanding global... Read morePublished on September 2, 2009 by Angela Huang, CPA, MPA
Did you know that the divorce rate among expatriates is an additional 50% higher than the national average? Read morePublished on September 15, 2008 by Danielle Goyette
Excellent book for future or present expats. The author is brutally honest and forthright about what challenges lay ahead when you move your marriage to another country. Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by Soon to be Expat
As you may know, Robin Pascoe, the self-acclaimed "expat expert", is a highly credible figure in the whole expat/relocation world. Read morePublished on May 18, 2008 by Andrea Martins
I bought this book in preparation for my upcoming move to support my fiance's job, thinking that it would be what the title suggests: a "how to" on successful relocation. Read morePublished on May 18, 2008 by Kristen