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Expatriation

Cultural Grief is an inspiring and practical self-help book to help expatriates

understand the effects of relocation, learn what triggers the complex emotions

and how they can navigate through this transition healthily.

As a practicing counselor in Zurich, I’ve had the unique opportunity to work with hundreds of expatriates from all over the world.
That work had become auspiciously unique, heading me towards having well-timed knowledge in that field; it was 2009, right at the beginning of the globalization boom.


I revised the Culture Shock Theory, which was introduced in 1951 when the world looked very different from today. In the course of putting relocation challenges into context with the times of globalization, I named my hypothesis Cultural Grief.

The first edition came out in March 2022 as a self-published publication. Olympia Publishers will rerelease Cultural Grief in 2023. Please subscribe below if you want to be informed about the new launch.

Martina Famos, Author of Cultural Grief

Excerpts from Cultural Grief

Grieving for your culture incorporates everything that you left behind. This is primarily your identity but also includes tangible things that you started missing. Apart from social losses, one may mourn for the food, the atmosphere in your neighborhood, speaking your language, the jokes, the interests people had in you, accessibilities to your hobbies, the climate, the light touch you had with your day-to-day life, and everything that mattered to you or that started to matter after leaving it behind.

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Martina Famos Author Cultural Grief, Online Counseling, Retreats
Martina Famos Author Cultural Grief, Online Counseling, Retreats
Martina Famos Author Cultural Grief, Online Counseling, Retreats
Martina Famos Author Cultural Grief, Online Counseling, Retreats
Martina Famos Author Cultural Grief, Online Counseling, Retreats
Martina Famos Author Cultural Grief, Online Counseling, Retreats
Martina Famos Author Cultural Grief, Online Counseling, Retreats
Martina Famos Author Cultural Grief, Online Counseling, Retreats
Martina Famos Author Cultural Grief, Online Counseling, Retreats
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