IHT: Coping in a strange,

IHT: Coping in a strange, new world

“You think, "I’m living in Paris. How can I be miserable?" Yet it happens, even in the most romantic and historic settings. You get the dream assignment in Paris or London, or Florence, settle in – and the bottom falls out.”

From a special section in the Herald Tribune. Ya think they could’ve done this 7 months ago? They say the period of “cultural adjustment” is usually 12 to 18 months. 12 to 18 months! Some of us just have way too low a pain threshold…

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