Remember, above all, you need to support each another in your marriage. Don’t leave it to one spouse to handle all the stressful situations alone. It can lead to resentment building up in one partner, or if something goes wrong, it allows blame to take the stage.

Orienteering might be considered a sport by many but when you are trying to navigate the unfamiliar terrain of a government office it certainly isn?t what I would call fun.

In order to navigate effectively, you need a map, a compass or better still a GPS. Even a guidebook written in English would be helpful! In the world of government offices, however, no guidance is available other than in very formal Hungarian.

In the world of orienteering, a compass isn’t something just for emergency use. In the expat world, a translator isn’t just for emergency use either. If possible get someone who confidently speaks the language to go with you. Don’t try to navigate it alone or you might find yourself agreeing to something you don’t intend to!

If no one can go with you, make sure you have a phone and the numbers of a few people who can help if you get stuck. This is the ‘phone a friend’¬†option but not to win a million, it simply is to try and help keep you sane!

Above all support one another. Don’t leave it to one spouse to handle all the stressful situations alone. It can lead to resentment building up in one partner, or if something goes wrong, it allows blame to take the stage.

Ecclesiastes 4:8 NLT
Two are better than one, for they can help each other succeed.

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