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DISTANCE FAMILIES NEWS
I have had a couple of cameos this month. The May theme for FIGT was guilt: guilt of the left behind family and all the other types of guilt that land on the shoulders of Distance Families. Here I read an extract from my latest book, Being a Distance Son or Daughter. Later in the month I had my first ‘live on YouTube’ experience with a webinar hosted by multi-lingual expert Ute Limacher-Riebold PhD of Ute’s International Lounge. She asked some great questions, and I was brutally honest.
There are plenty of other articles and interviews on the Distance Families website.
BOOK SERIES NEWS
Ana McGinley is the author of Parental Guidance: Long Distance Care for Aging Parents, the only complementary title in the marketplace. This is what she had to say about Being a Distance Son or Daughter.
“I have been a global citizen for much longer than was a stationary citizen. Not fully belonging anywhere is a feeling I am comfortable with, and even crave if I stay too long in any one place. My husband and children understand this feeling, even if they experience it somewhat differently. My family and oldest friends love telling stories about my newest location but really know very little about my experiences. It has always been this way. Until I read Helen´s book, I was unaware that the way I felt and bumbled through my oldest relationships was common to serial expats. This book provided insight into how others have found solutions to navigate distant relationships in a way that can be mutually satisfying. As my own adult children start to scatter around the globe, I have the advantage of being able to experience their joy secondhand, combined with new knowledge on managing our future distant relationships. What an excellent life resource!”
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I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Helen's latest book "Being a Distance Son or Daughter" and I highly recommend it. Helen's research, resources, and vulnerable insight have me both patting myself on the back for the things I've done well AND considering ways that I can improve how I distance family. It's truly a book for 'ALL' generations.
Take care until next time
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