I've not used this website really since I moved here in 2008. Since then I would have said I have really enjoyed life here. I love the lifestyle and the country and have met wonderful people and in general just made a good life for myself. I met my now husband soon after arriving and married him in 2012. He's aussie and in June this year we had a baby.
I think even before having our baby I struggled with grief about leaving my family in england (my mum, dad and sister). But since having our boy my mum came for a visit and now I'm feeling broken hearted not to be nearer to my family, both for my own sake and my son's.
Each time I've seen family since moving here I have felt a bit this way, so it may pass again this time. But in the meantime I find myself really thinking seriously for the first time about returning. I would miss the life I have here very much and I dread the thought of all that would be involved in going. But the trickiest bit is I don't know that my husband would like it there. he's very Aussie. I don't know how to explain it but he is just at his best in the hot weather with a relaxing pace of life- I just can't see how the uk could work for him. And I'd be terrified if we went back that I'd love it and want to stay, and he'd hate it and be desperate to return here. How on earth do people manage that? Hard enough before our baby but now so much more complicated.
I'd love to know if there's anyone else out there who'd possibly want to return but who has partners who may not for whatever reason. Thanks for reading, think I needed to get it out there :-/