5 things that can help you with your Reverse Culture Shock

This weird phenomenon sounded like some sort of metropolitan myth, until it actually happened to me.
And I honestly don’t exactly know why I’m using the past tense here – I’ve been back in Italy for almost three weeks and I’m still in the process of realising it.

Reverse cultural shock

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Verona | being home and setting boundaries

This first week back in Italy and in my hometown has been incredibly confusing and challenging.

Living abroad is really hard, too, but I couldn’t have ever imagined that coming back would have been on the same, if not worse, level.

After two years abroad and two more living in another city, I knew that this (temporary) transition into my parents’ house wouldn’t be an easy one since the very beginning.

I have found myself crying countless times by now.
The other day I woke up all lost as I really wished I could be back with my Madrid toilet. Yes, I’m that lost.


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4 rules for homesickness – The ultimate guide for expat life

Being an expat makes you look as a brave person to the whole world- because you are. But people do not usually realize that there are some struggles coming with it.

The biggest of them, homesickness.

Some wise old person has depicted perfectly in a sentence the feeling:

You don’t realize what you have until you lose it

And so, far away from home, not having the possibility of going home is hitting us now harder than ever.

You might, however, find here some tips to help you cope with it.

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Nuovi inizi. Come affrontarli?

Settembre, si sa, è il mese dei nuovi inizi.
È un gennaio anticipato (o ritardato), dai colori più caldi e dalle giornate più lunghe.
Senza buoni propositi e con un po’ di voglia di freddo, riprendiamo le redini della nostra vita.
E mentre molti sono appena tornati, tanti altri se ne vanno.
Preparano le valigie di aspettative, oggetti inseparabili e le riempiono di cose inutili nella speranza che possano riempire anche solo una piccola parte del vuoto che sentiranno.


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