For others, coming home was like any another foreign posting.
“I decided to treat the repatriation experience as if it were another expat assignment, albeit a more familiar place where I know the language,” wrote Katrina Gonnerman. “That has helped me adjust.”
“I've been away for 30 years [and] whenever I'm back in the US I deal with it as a foreign country, [and] marvel at the conveniences and ease of doing everyday tasks,” wrote Mark Sebastian Orr.
How do you reintegrate? You don’t!
Perhaps the most intriguing response to our request for reintegration tips was a resounding challenge of the question itself. Many readers found that resettling in your so-called homeland was difficult, but not entirely necessary.
Nicole Jones has three passports and has lived in five countries. “I do not have rose-tinted glasses on for any place and can see the bad and good clearly. I feel I am a citizen of the world and am proud.”