By Judith Hansen Ask a TCK Academy Counselor Dear Disconnected, Adult Third Culture Kids and Non-Third Culture Kids Relationships: How do they work out? Do you ever wonder how non-TCKs and TCKs get along much less have lasting relationships? Do you find yourself jealous or slightly cynical of those [...]
By Carmen Vaughan LCSW Ask a TCK Academy Counselor “RELATIONSHIP RESTLESSNESS: How do I settle in relationships when I can’t stop running away?” Dear Uncommitted, “Settling in relationships” requires psychological work that most Third Culture Kids never learned how to do. They may never have learned the skills needed to [...]
“Where on Earth do you live?” When the whole world is your possibility, how do you pick where to live? You love a little bit of every part you’ve ever lived, but when you go back to these places you don’t fit in. Donna Musil took seven years and 500 [...]
Here’s a clip from one of an actual Video of someone having a “Voice Dialogue” session. If you’re an Adult Third Culture Kid, I thought it would be interesting to show you a demo of how to CONNECT with the “Belonging Self” that wants to fit in and let go [...]
If you would like to leave us a feedback for TCK Academy’s “7 Things Every TCK Should Know” with Ruth Van Reken, please answer the following questions in the comments: 1. How, specifically, did Ruth Van Reken’s Teleclass HELP the way you understand the TCK experience previously? 2. What would [...]
This Part 2 of the 5-Part Email mini course “TCK Relationships and Grief”. You can download it here. By Ruth Van Reken First, let’s validate the fact that the desire for close relationships is real for at our very core, we are made to be relational beings. All of us [...]
1. What is the best way for TCKs to go about trying to make deeper
connections with the people around them when they find themselves
in situations where they are the only TCK?
2. How can a TCK come to terms with grief that has not been
resolved after many years when they don’t have a support system
around to help them deal with that grief in a safe way?