I've been a long-time lurker here but I think this is my first post. Here goes....could be long
I've lived in Australia for 14.5 years, the last 3.5 here in Adelaide (VIC before that). I met my husband here after only 5 weeks. We have 3 kids who were all born here. I've been back to the UK 5 times since I left - the most recent for 5 weeks over Christmas - just got back last Wednesday.
I've never had any desire to return to the UK to live and in fact have considered myself to be far more Aussie than British! That is, until this last trip. We all had an absolute blast and covered a heck of a lot of the country. For the first time I felt that I really did not want to leave; I cried in the taxi on the way to the airport, I cried in the airport, and I cried in the taxi as we drove home in Adelaide. 5 days later and I'm still crying!!
The thing is, everyone in the family feels the same way. Hubby is keen to live there and so are all 3 kids (ages 12, 11 and 9). Only problem is that everything comes down to money with my hubby - and our earning power is greater here than in the UK.
To throw a spanner in the works, 3 weeks before we went on holiday, hubby's boss asked him if he would be interested in taking the managers' job in Aberdeen. We said that yes, we were very interested. But the company is notoriously slow and we have our doubts it would actually come off in the end.
Put simply, I now can't bear the thought of NOT going back. I'm sure hubby and the kids will get over it and be just fine, but I'm not sure I can . Any ideas how to "get over it"?