My Husband Got a Job Overseas (Impacts of Staying or Going)

Finding out your husband just got a job overseas can bring a flood of mixed emotions: Anger Sadness Jealousy Fear Isolation Excitement It can also bring with it an overwhelming number of decisions and things to consider: Will I go with him? Do I want and could we survive a long-distance relationship? What will I do for work? Am I … Read More

How Often Should You See a Therapist for Anxiety?

Therapy is one of the best ways to confront anxiety. But, if you’ve never been to therapy, there are likely many questions. One of the most common questions asked is, “How often should you expect to see your therapist?” Typically, it’s best to see your therapist 1 time per week. If your anxiety is at a higher level, your therapist … Read More

Regret Moving to Japan (What Now?)

Regretting your move to Japan is an uncomfortable position to be in. Though it can be a helpful emotion, it can easily turn into a way to beat ourselves up, leaving us feeling defeated and worthless, and more likely to make decisions we’re unhappy with. In this article, I’ll go over what regret is, how to tell if your regret … Read More

Adjusting to Life in Japan (and Staying Mentally Well)

Moving to Japan is one of the biggest transitions you’ll make in your lifetime and adjusting to life here is far from quick and easy. However, with an open mind, some research, trial and error, and patience, your experience in Japan will be a positive one. In this article, I’ll address what culture shock is, some examples of culture shock … Read More

Should I leave Japan? Things to Consider

Debating whether or not to leave Japan is never a comfortable place to be, mentally. And the longer you’ve been in Japan, the more difficult it can be to decide. Either way, it’s a decision that can be difficult to sort through. The internal debate causes many types of emotions: Excitement about what’s waiting back home Uncertainty about what’s waiting … Read More