#9: The Revolving Door

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Everything must eventually come to an end. This week we talk about the transient nature of friendships as an expat in China, how people deal with this, and how they approach new relationships. Hannah and Toni are joined by friend and producer Averill, whose departure from Shanghai coincides with the end of this season. We’re sad to see you go, Averill, but we wish you the best of luck with the future! We’ll miss you for sure.

This episode is dedicated to all our friends, new and old, here and back home. Thank you so much for all you have shared with us. Thanks also to every one of our wonderful interviewees for your time and for your golden nuggets of stories. And lastly, thank you to all our faithful listeners for your continued support and positive feedback. Looking for Laowai would not exist without you all!

Episode producer: Hannah Tessler

Theme song: 4barrelcarb, “Ambient Strings and Synth Mix

These works, licensed under the Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0), were changed from their original form and used in this podcast.

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If you are experiencing difficulties or would like to talk to someone about life changes here in China, contact www.lifeline-shanghai.com for support and assistance.

Lifeline Shanghai serves the English speaking community and their helpline offers an emotional support service that respects everyone’s right to be heard, understood, and cared for.

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