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The website is new to me, but maybe many of you are already familiar with it.  This is an excellent article from 2015, with lots to think about.  The author nails it, IMHO.  What do you think?

http://www.thecultureblend.com/the-transition-that-never-ends-the-ongoing-cycle-of-expat-stayers-goers-and-newbies/

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15 minutes ago, More Liana said:

The website is new to me, but maybe many of you are already familiar with it.  This is an excellent article from 2015, with lots to think about.  The author nails it, IMHO.  What do you think?

http://www.thecultureblend.com/the-transition-that-never-ends-the-ongoing-cycle-of-expat-stayers-goers-and-newbies/

I would it say that the article depends on the type of community.  If the community is resort/vacation or retirement based (ex. Lakeside) it is high. If it is family based (ex Guadalajara) it is a lot lower.

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I found the article too simplistic.  Some good points, but three categories aren't enough to cover the people I've met and known a while.  After around 14 years living full time in Mexico with only one very brief trip NOB back in 2010, I guess I would be lumped with the Stayers. In spades.  No yearly traumas of goodbyes.  I know who's seasonal and who's not, so it's never a big deal when they leave. My closest connections are with other Stayers. Makes sense to me.

Newbies require patience on the part of the Stayers since they have some unrealistic expectations.  Those won't stand the test of time since Mexico has a way of grinding down those expectations rather thoroughly and in fairly short order.  Then, they either settle in or go back to where they came from.  Depends entirely on their flexibility. 'Course, some folks are just naturally more comfortable if they have something to be peeved about all the time, so I'd call them "Staying Grumps" if they stick around. 😎

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This article from yesterday's Washington Post is more on point, especially for those who have chosen Mexico as a full time deal. Health and Happiness plays a large role on where you live.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/where-you-live-has-a-bigger-impact-on-happiness-and-health-than-you-might-imagine/2018/05/11/16be7126-2c55-11e8-8ad6-fbc50284fce8_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9cc45b8d1b35

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