As a former Tetra Pak expat spouse, I have gone through all stages of emotions when dealing with visa, the bureaucracy of each country and decisions of the Sharia about entering an Islamic state as an unmarried woman to join my life partner. My move to Pakistan was put on hold when the war in Iraq started, and I ended up in a lonely depression.
The most stressful thing in life is to have no power to decide about your present circumstances, that is a normal state of the following spouse. Stress reduces our life, and no money in the world buy extra years of experience.
After restoring my health through holistic methods, I have studied in depth stress management. I am grounding my work in sustainable solutions to stress working internationally in three languages, mainly online. In my expat life, I had no support nor intercultural training, and I learnt it all by myself and passing over my knowledge and experience to a new generation of spouses, who will do it better than me, with less stress. More about my stress management work you can find here: https://www.marinasbachflowertherapy.com/