frequently flying back and fourth and so on. I suppose to others there may be multiple levels of living the expatriate life, but to me, if you are going to do it, just do it. Cut the ties of the past and take advantage of the new surroundings and the local culture and live it.
Being married to someone from another culture has given me a new outlook. Together we are raising a blended family, what I mean by blended is that we both have children from previous marriages and different cultures. Although with us, we both have lived in different cultures and my wife has also been in the expatriate position. Knowing about the challenges of being an expatriate, she has helped me adjust tremendously.
We still maintain our own cultural practices such as holidays and religious ceremonies