On the 3rd of October I hit the milestone of 10 years in Australia. I moved here with my parents and brother when I was 14, that was in 2006.
I have spent this time living in the Adelaide Hills, Littlehampton, Balhannah and now Mt Barker. I had two short stints one living on Rundle Mall and the other for 3 months with my parents in Rockleigh.
My parents achieved their dream in 2010 of buying a hobby farm and started rescuing animals... they love their property and although my mum has thoughts of returning to the UK as she misses her sisters, neices and nephews efc she says she won't leave her animal. She has hated every single job she had worked in here though, all high power jobs but the pay is nothing compared to what she got in the UK, and my dad retired in 2011. My mum said to me if she knew how poor the pay was here, we would never have moved...
My two biggest issues are; 1) I fear leaving my parents as my dad nearly died in 2012 and is getting on now. 2) I married an Australian man in April 2015, he hates the cold, has never left Australia and has no interest in living in the UK, not even to try it for a year or two. And even if I can convince him to try it, here comes the third issue... 3) he doesn't qualify for a skilled visa.
I'm so torn, I don't know what to do. I have a large family back in the UK, I moved from Scotland out here and have family in Scotland, Yorkshire and London.
I want to go home, yes after 10 years, I still consider the UK home. I've only been able to return once for a month when I was 18. My parents lied to get my brother and I out here, promising they'd take us back every two years... I haven't been in the UK at the same time as my folks since the day we left in 2006. They have been back multiple times though.
Sorry but I needed somewhere to write this, some way to vent and hopefully, get some advice. Or hear from others in the same situation or similar.
I also have issues with my spine, and due to the largely private healthcare system here getting appropriate treatmwnt has been a nightmare. I complete my psychology degree next month and I just want to pack my bags and leave :(
Advice really appreciated!