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I totally know how you feel. I have missed so many friends weddings because of living abroad and also so many family events...parents 50th, new nephews arriving, special birthday parties etc! I have been living the expat life for 10 years now and it doesn't get any easier! Everyone back home thinks I have the best life ever living over here and yes it is great but sometimes I would give anything to be back home at these times! It's hard but I have to put it in perspective too. It's a choice I made and I knew there would be sacrifices but it's still hard. I try to be part of all these events I am missing out on by organising something special....champagne in bridal suite for friends, special gifts to be delivered for birthdays etc! Could you maybe organise a nice present for your friend for her hen so you feel part of it? Maybe some bubbles in her hotel room? A beauty treatment in the spa? Or organise a couple of cocktails for her on arrival? I know it's not the same but at least this way you are still part of it without being there!