Saturday 11 July 2020

Expat Women: Confessions


Expatriating to a new country is exciting, but it can also be daunting.

If you are about to embark on your first trip as a ‘trailing spouse’, then you could probably do with some reassurance from someone who knows the ropes.

In case you don’t meet that ‘someone’ immediately, a copy of Expat Women: Confessions, will make an excellent first companion.

Expat Women: Confessions, 50 Answers to your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad, is the brainchild of Andrea Martins & Victoria Hepworth who are also the founders of the website of the same name.

Confessions is presented in a question and answer format and focuses on the most common problems faced by expat women every day.

Issues like dealing with loneliness and coping with the loss of professional identity, as well as the more serious problems of alcoholism, domestic violence and infidelity are all dealt with sensitively.

Both authors are seasoned expats in their own right, as well as expat wives with children, and with the benefit of their combined experience, each question is answered constructively, providing practical advice and information along the way.

A comprehensive Resources section includes an invaluable list of books and websites for the rookie, or veteran expat alike.

There isn’t much that Andrea Martins & Victoria Hepworth don’t know about relocating worldwide and Expat Women: Confessions is their latest gift to the expat sisterhood.

Buy this book

Shelley Antscherl

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.