Nobody wants to believe that they will ever need these resources, however, as expat women we are at a severe disadvantage if the unimaginable happens. Living abroad means that we are often without the support of our family and friend networks. There may be a language barrier, and we may feel like there is nowhere to turn for help. I have lost one friend to domestic violence and every year, we lose more women to the unthinkable. We cannot help others if we do not discuss these issues.
I am committed to helping women near and far seek out helpful resources and support. This is by no means an exhaustive list of resources but it is a start. Always, you can email me or Skype me as a sympathetic ear, an objective listener, and someone who cares. I care and there is a way out, I promise.
Guide on domestic abuse
Understanding alcoholism, signs, and treatment
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Line
3300 N.W. 185th Street, Suite...