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"Frank, funny, and full of astute advice, Robin Pascoe's book adeptly flags the challenges facing any relocated marriage." -- From the book jacket"

"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

About the Author

Pascoe is well known to travelling spouses around the world for her inspirational and humorous culture shock books about being a wife and parent. She also speaks to expatriate communities and human resources groups about the challenges of expatriate and repatriate life facing the spouse and family.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Expatriate Press Limited (January 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0968676022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0968676028
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #994,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Having lived the life of a relocated wife for over 3 years now, this is the first book I've read that really gets to the nitty gritty of the marital challenges associated with supporting a husband's moveable career. Not only does Robin tackle issues most couples and girlfriends wouldn't dare discuss - like sex, money, resentment, career, children, indifference, resignation and even depression - she talks about them with alarming clarity and common sense. It's obvious she has lived the life she writes about and that she has survived what we often think is unsurvivable in a relocated marriage. There is a real sense that she has indeed experienced every circumstance she covers in the book and at times it often seems as though she is reading one's mind about the real issues we confront. If you've ever felt that no one truly understood your isolation and loneliness as the relocated spouse of a high flying moveable husband then this book will help you not only understand that your feelings are normal, but also provide tools, tips and strategies for dealing with your emotions and practical daily challenges. This is a book dedicated to the betterment of a healthy marriage during a domestic or international relocation. If your marriage is undergoing a geographical transition, I recommend you read this book before you depart, and pick it up again once you arrive. You can only benefit from Robin's wisdom - and at the same time do yourself a huge favour by not enduring the experience alone.
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By A Customer on August 30, 2003
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Robin Pascoe`s self-assigned task in her book is to validate, inform and empower the accompanying spouses of employees in foreign postings. First of all, it is a helpful revelation to know this is necessary, that there is a strong possiblilty that the needs of these spouses will go unmet and cause distress.
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!
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By A Customer on June 3, 2003
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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?"
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There aren't loads of good books out there on what to do when your spouse comes home and announces that his or her job will be relocating your lives, and your relationship, overseas. I read this book before I moved to Shanghai, and the potential issues she mentions really scared me! However, I was glad she both opened my eyes and empowered me with suggestions.

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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