I have experienced this lifestyle in Germany, Great-Britain and Italy, alone, with my partner, pregnant and together with my young children.
My favourite memory has to be the parents-conference in Italy I had to absolve after learning Italian for a month.
Lots of us are in this situation for certain periods of time. We live in a foreign country for whatever the reason. There are lots of methods for keeping contact and if you, as an expat are looking for a coach, who is familiar with this way of life, contact me, I am happy to do coaching over skype.
Expat (expatriate): Person, who voluntarily lives in a foreign country for a long period of time.