“Too many smart women with too much time on their hands.” This is how a friend in France described our group of “trailing spouses”. I spent eleven years accompanying my husband from country to country on his various work assignments. And to all appearances, I was living the good life as a lady of leisure.
While I did love my time abroad and didn’t have to face the stresses the rest of my family did at work and school, being the non-working spouse has its own challenges. Those challenges can be made more difficult because they aren’t always seen or acknowledged.