Emigration has a ripple effect on all family members involved, not just family members, but all loved ones involved. Everyone is affected in a unique way. The relationship as it was known has changed. The ones staying behind deal with different challenges than those emigrating. Each experiencing a loss that needs to be grieved.
I am passionately researching emigration, especially in the South African context and the effects thereof on intergenerational relationships in families. I share this knowledge via articles, conferences and workshops, to create awareness among the general public about this ever-increasing phenomenon.