Amour is in the air...

Suzanne et Christophe
New love for Christophe and Suzanne

...for couples who found new love in France

Going through a break-up or bereavement is difficult wherever you live. But moving to a new place with your partner only to find yourself single is particularly challenging.

Moving abroad can put pressure on relationships with “problems amplified as couples try to integrate,” said Christine Haworth-Staines, a Toulouse psychologist and expat advisor. Far from family and perhaps in remote areas, expats who become single may find it hard to know where to start when ready to expand their social circle or find someone new.

Suzanne Masters, 49, turned to the internet when she found herself single in 2013. Having moved over at 22 in 1991, she split with partner, Gareth, 22 years later, although the couple – who have four children together – remain amicable.

She said: “I actually bought a book called Osez les rencontres sur internet (Dare to try internet dating) to help get started.”

First try was with ...

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