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Surviving reverse culture shock: Two years on

Two years ago my husband and I boarded a one-way flight to Hong Kong, en-route home to Australia. Little did I know that the return to our homeland would be exponentially harder than our initial move to the other side of the globe 10 years prior. I read an article published in The Sydney Morning Herald last year that touched so accurately on this phenomenon. Namely, that it’s not moving abroad that’s the hard part, but coming home. No one talks about this. You just assume you will slot back into the hole you left when you went away. But then you…