TN43: A journey from deep existential crisis to personal and professional fulfillment – Part 1.

Kristin Louise Duncombe was born to American diplomats and raised in various countries. Today, she lives in Geneva and is a psychotherapist who specializes in working with international and expatriate families.

Kristin is also an author. Her first book was selected as one of the Best Indie Reads of 2013. It is called Trailing: A Memoire, which tells her experience as a “trailing spouse” who followed her Medecins Sans Frontières husband in East Africa to help the populations that were suffering from wars and disease.

Kristin also just published a new book called “Five Flights Up: Sex, Love, and Family, from Paris to Lyon”. This time she recounts her story adapting to a new lifestyle in France and reconfiguring everything she thought she knew about her "expat life”.

Glimpse on Kristin’s insights in this episode:

  • In this first part of our interview, Kristin Duncombe shares her story “trailing” with her husband in East Africa and why she insists on using this term “trailing spouse”. She explains in a very interesting way how she slowly fell into a deep identity crisis and what led her to make some drastic decisions to get her life back on track.
  • In the next episode, she will give us even more insights and inspiration on how she went from trailing to leading her life and building a successful portable business.

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