When I think of expats and family, the first thing that comes to mind is multicultural. Often, as a therapist, I meet couples who are struggling to integrate into the new culture reality they find themselves in. When one partner is Italian and the other foreign, it adds another (sometimes challenging) ingredient to the mix.
For some time I’ve been feeling a disturbing sensation when I think of some public happenings in Italy and Europe, it is about the desperate need to create an “us” versus “them”. Continue reading
What I am about to write is very eradicated in italian culture. I don’t know if in the anglophone culture there is as much envy as in the deeply catholic italy (deliberately not block capitol initial). Continue reading
Lately, thanks to my patients and one in particular I’ve found myself thinking about the issue of missing a romantic partner, which causes so much pain and unhappiness in both genders.
In Italy there is a huge confusion about who does what in the care giving professions, counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc. In Italy there is not the culture, plus everyone think he is very smart and does jobs he or she are not qualified for. Since an expat knows the difference already, I’ve decided not to translate this page. If you have any doubts or you’re interested in the topic, please do not hesitate writing me or calling me.
A constantly growing phenomenon, and also continuously changing shape, is peoples’ interaction. In the last 20 years we’ve watched the arising of digital media and with them of the digital ways to interact and communicate.