Holding the Fort Abroad

Beyond Surviving – living and parenting abroad with a partner who works away from home

Holding the Fort Abroad

You moved away to be closer together.

But now you’re further apart than ever.

Your partner’s job opportunity in another country seemed like an exciting idea, but lengthy work assignments mean you’re holding down the family fort – alone. If you’re living an expat life and find yourself parenting solo due to a partner’s frequent business travel, you’ll be asking yourself:

How can we be a family when we’re miles apart? What is my role in this lifestyle? Can I cope, alone, when troubles arise?

Life Coach and multicultural solo-parent Rhoda Bangerter believes there are answers to all these questions, and the answers start with you. In this context, it’s more important than ever to invest in yourself, to care for yourself, set your own goals and watch yourself grow. Equally important is to nurture your relationship with your partner.

Rhoda’s hard-won wisdom will inspire you to navigate the choppy waters of holding the fort abroad!

Available in print and digital editions


Not only a must-read book for every expat with a travelling partner, but it should also be a job description option on LinkedIn.

Mariam Ottimofiore, author of This Messy Mobile Life

From my experience of living overseas, away from my husband, this is the book I wished I’d had.

Naomi Hattaway, founder of I Am A Triangle

A powerful self-help guide needed in a space where solo-parenting is not openly talked about enough.

Navine Eldesouki, founder of Coffee with an Expat

Make Holding the Fort Abroad your bible for solo-parenting abroad.

Emily Rogers, Expat Parenting Abroad