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On Tension, Stress, and Shock

By Dr. Lee Dubs

When I was in training to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in the early 1960’s, part of our psychological preparation included understanding what is commonly known as “culture shock.”  Based on research and interviews with North Americans – such as missionaries and government workers – who were living or had lived in other countries, psychologists had identified three stages of a common adjustment difficulty.  1,282 more words

Ecuador

Why Are So Many Expats Leaving Ecuador?

By Dr. Lee Dubs

One of a group of writers who want to encourage people to be better prepared when they move to Ecuador, Dr. Dubs is a long-time resident of Cuenca. 1,722 more words

Cuenca Living

Cohabitation.

Welp. This regular blogging thing is not going to plan.

The great thing about living with my partner is that we actually get to spend time together. 125 more words

Life

The day I decide to wear shorts...

Got up this morning and it was a gorgeous sunny day. So being as it was my day off I decided to wear my shorts for once and let my white pasty legs see some sun. 238 more words

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