The expat wife: a very personal view – Expatriates Magazine

I find the term “trailing” demeaning, as if we are unable to control our own destiny but must instead shadow our more powerful spouse. I have to say at this point I have been an expat woman for many years, have never trailed behind anyone and never intend to do so. One of the features of successful expatriate spouses is their strength of character and their independence. I am therefore at a loss as to why we have accepted this label.