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by Nat High

The Visa Run: Quintessentially Qatar

June 4, 2013 | | One Comment

As a male trailing spouse, my visa situation is a bit more fluid than if I were a woman in Qatar.

Were I the one with the high-flying job, my wife could simply get sponsored by me, all in less … Read More

Magical mystery tour of Qatar

April 2, 2013 | | 2 Comments

One great thing about being a trailing spouse is… you have lots of time to show family members round Doha when they come to stay. On the flipside, one terrible thing about being a trailing spouse is… you have … Read More

What do you do when you need help?

February 15, 2013 |

Being a communications professional, I’m an easy target for marital mockery when I fail to communicate something to my wife.

Usually, it’s nothing more than a rearranged playdate or missing homework assignment. But sometimes, a man’s failure to communicate is … Read More

What do you do all day?

February 10, 2013 |

Whether it’s my neighbours or fellow parents at the school gate, as soon as I tell people that I’m here as my wife’s ‘plus one’ the first thing they want to know is: “What do you do all day?”

And … Read More

Ask a Male Trailing Spouse: How did that happen?

January 16, 2013 |

I’ve been called many things in my time, but one of the strangest has to be the label I’m currently tagged with: “male trailing spouse”.

It’s that word trailing that really grates; it makes me sound like some hapless guy who’s been … Read More