What’s a Trailing Spouse?

The term trailing spouse is used to describe a person who follows his or her life partner to another city because of a work assignment. The term is often associated with people involved in an expatriate assignment but is also used by academia on domestic assignments.

Source: Wikipedia


What the “Trailing Spouse: Teaches Us About the Stickiness of Gender Inequality. or the awkward title chosen when you share from @slate: Why even the most rigorously educated women end up putting their husbands’ careers first.

The Trailing Spouse: Gender Roles Abroad  @InterNationsorg

4 Reasons Why Trailing Spouses Have More Options Than Ever via @remote_co and @reallykristi

5 Mistakes That Trailing Spouses Commonly Make

Being Aware of Trailing Spouse Syndrome: How the Questions You Can’t Ask May Make All the Difference