Can many trips result in you not feeling at home in your own country?

Staying away for a long time is certainly the case.Many expatriates who return to their country after a long time can often no longer earths for a number of reasons:

  • As previously mentioned changes in the homeland
  • Need to adjust it again.

The Friends network is also watered down and needs to be rebuilt

  • Children have to get used to a Dutch school where they may have had international education abroad
  • Professionally the return is often also a disappointment because it is expected that the foreign experience is a career booster. Often it appears that promotions have been skipped (‘ He is gone ‘), but most employers expect the returning expat to return to the old function of the broadcast.
  • One has to adapt again to the corporate culture and often there is also a loss of autonomy because expats can often operate very independently while in the head office are TIG hierarchical layers and procedures.

  • Sometimes the return is also not voluntary.
  • The security situation in the country deteriorates, or the employer decides to withdraw the expat again. Then there is a bit of frustration on top of it.

    I have experienced it myself after half a year in France studying.I went back to the Netherlands with a hefty reluctance to graduate and that was really not just because an Erasmus exchange is 6 months partying. It opened me the eyes and I noticed that I was at my best in an international environment. Returning to the Netherlands to complete a study that is mainly nationally oriented (Dutch (tax) law) suddenly stood against me.

    That is an interesting question.

    There are people who say of themselves: 芒 鈧?虄I am a world citizen, I feel at home Everywhere鈩?They will suffer quite little from that.

    There are also people who do not have their place of residence.That avoid the problem.

    From my own experience I can say that I enjoyed my travels in every case, but I was happy to be back again.That could imply that I feel at home here.

    But I can imagine that there are others who see how things are going on in other cultures, and then something like: I think it feels less good in the Netherlands.I find this more enjoyable.

    In short: it is possible that a lot of travel results in it, that you feel less at home in your own country.But how often this happens I don’t know. Also, whether you can generally say that this always happens is unclear.

    In my case that is to some extent the case.I have lived in Ireland for 13 years. Irish are diplomationer than Dutch. So I have to get used to the immediacy of Dutchmen, which in my view borders on unshoestness.

    I also have to get used to the latent hostility and prejudices of a percentage of native Dutch people compared to immigrant Dutchmen.In comparison with the Dutch, Irish people have much more incapability than the Dutch with immigrants, because they have had to emigrate over the centuries from economic reasons.

    It is also easier to make friends in Ireland with people than in the Netherlands.In Ireland I got to know a good friend in a pub. I do not see this happening quickly in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands people continue to deal with people who have come to know them in their study time.

    What I also need to get used to is that I have been working for a company with a lot of nationalities (a piece or 30) for a long time.The nice thing about it is that you learn a lot of things from other cultures in conversations with those people who might be hard to figure out from the media. Especially in SMES in the Netherlands there is much more a monoculture.

    You feel displaced after lag stay.The perception of your homeland has continued to linger at how the country was when you left. That means for people who, for example, are 30 years away from missing a country that no longer exists.

    Not feeling at home is perhaps a bit extreme, but it would be rather that you may be irritating to certain habits in your own country.It must be wondered, do you have a holiday or do you work (sometimes) abroad? Celebrating holidays is often more enjoyable, but working abroad with the everyday things on the spot may give you an idea that the ‘ home ‘ is not that bad anyway.

    I am not saying that it could not happen, but sometimes you also need several days/weeks to acclimatize in your own country, so you can see why the ‘ home ‘ is perfectly fine.

    I do not think so.It’s exactly the other way around.

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