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Settling in and Making Adjustments
Settling in and making adjustments

Often, and for a variety of reasons, people leave their homes and adjust to life in other communities. In addition to the typical difficulties accompanying any move from one place to another, sojourners face an extra burden brought about by the need to settle into very different cultures. Housing must be found, places where food can be obtained must be noted, hospitals must be located to prepare for an emergency, transportation must be arranged, and schools must be found for the children. No one of these problems is overwhelming, but the need to deal with all of them within a short period can cause fatigue and irritableness. Sojourners frequently confuse such short-term difficulties with long-term adjustment, ...

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