7 Spot-On Ways TCKs Deal with Grief

One thing all TCKs have in common? Grief. What is the most common reason adult TCKs seek counseling? “Unresolved loss and grief,” writes expat counselor Kay Bruner in her article “Ask a Counselor: How do we Process Loss and Grief?” You see, TCKs attend many funerals. Hidden, heart-level funerals felt in the depths of our…

Leaving Narnia…My MK World

Something about transitions always brings on an identity crisis. Who am I? Where am I from? And where do I belong? You see, I’m a senior this year. I just started my last year of high school. Another huge transition is looming. Part of me is ready to become independent. I’m excited. I’m eager for…

FIGT: The Importance of Healthy Goodbyes

(Part 3) As a TCK, I enter every new friendship with the knowledge that at some point in the near future, I will have to say goodbye.  Saying healthy goodbyes is one of the key lessons that I am learning while living overseas. While each person grieves differently, I’ve discovered that thriving overseas is many…

Dinner with Third Culture Kids

Most of my best friends are third culture kids. Our homes are located countries apart and our every-day lives are drastically different. We see each other once a year at best, and we hug each other goodbye without any certainty of another connection. But despite these challenges, we consider each other best friends.