The worst reason that I can think of for re
The worst reason that I can think of for retiring overseas is that you’re unhappy where you are. I have seen very few examples, if any at all, of somebody being fundamentally being unhappy where they are, and coming to a different country, and miraculously becoming happy. It’s very hard to chase happiness from that regard.
If you have a marriage that is failing where you live, it’s unrealistic that you’re going to move to a foreign country and miraculously save your marriage. If you have children who are failing where you are, it’s unrealistic to think that you’re going to come to another country and miraculously turn their life around.
There are things that go on inside your own home that you, and not your government, are responsible for. I’ve seen many people come to Panama hoping that Panama is a paradise for them, that all of the problems going on in their lives will become magically cured, and that’s absolutely the wrong way to look at moving abroad.
(Gilbert family making friends at church, Boquete, Panama, pictured.)