The Hardest Part of Living Abroad Nobody Talks About

Tom Stevenson
2 min readMar 15, 2019
Photo by Jenny Hargis on Reshot

Whenever I mention I have lived abroad, the same reaction immediately spreads across a person’s face.

Their eyes widen, they become more high pitched than normal as they emit “Really!!” or “Wow! That must have been amazing!” from their mouths.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve encountered this same reaction.