Support from spouse and relatives

Help from a Swiss spouse when looking for employment may prove vital on the road to integration into the Swiss working world. Finding a proper balance between reasonable support and overprotection is not always easy. Some immigrant partners decide to make up for missed training opportunities in their former country in order to arrive at a more satisfactory professional status in Switzerland. Sometimes this will impose upon couples a limited barren period during which they will have to make do with unfamiliar allocations of roles and duties and with financial bottlenecks. Under such conditions benevolent support from family, friends and neighbours is of particular importance for the couple in question.