3 Ways to Deal with Pressure from Your Family Back Home


If there is one thing that I know for sure, it’s that the clients that I teach are highly motivated and ambitious. Many of them put a lot of pressure on themselves to succeed.

They put pressure on themselves to excel in their jobs, their research, and in their college studies.

But they aren’t always the only ones putting on the pressure.

Moms and dads and families back in their home countries can add an element of stress that—despite the distance—can be felt “loud and clear.”

I have spoken with a few clients lately, and they have mentioned that oftentimes they feel acute pressure to succeed from their families in their home country.

Why It Happens

Sometimes it's cultural. Some cultures are known for their emphasis on high academic and work performance. Perhaps you come from one yourself.

Other times family dynamics are at play.