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Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic? (37)

Jun 25, 2020 11:01 AM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
rizlaredonline today!
rizlaredonline today!rizlaredTemp accom with my son, Worcestershire, England UK110 Threads 3 Polls 8,711 Posts
blathin: Oh it could get traumatic very easily, and very quickly too, if you haven't done your research.
It all depends on your expectations, I have spent the last 40 odd years living around the world, I have a very open mind and learned from the start that a smile goes a long way, to try and assimilate with the local community and to hold back on complaints when your expectations fail to materialise.
It is all about positivity and attitude.
After living in several countries in Europe, Asia and North/South America I can honestly say I have never been traumatised and have made some amazing friends along my journey.
Jun 25, 2020 11:13 AM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
If I leave the Netherlands, it might be to Vietnam if I am welcome there. Else maybe Ireland or the UK. Haven't found other countries where I would love to live yet
Jun 25, 2020 11:15 AM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
rizlared: It all depends on your expectations, I have spent the last 40 odd years living around the world, I have a very open mind and learned from the start that a smile goes a long way, to try and assimilate with the local community and to hold back on complaints when your expectations fail to materialise.
It is all about positivity and attitude.
After living in several countries in Europe, Asia and North/South America I can honestly say I have never been traumatised and have made some amazing friends along my journey.
Ditto thumbs up

I've lived in 4 different countries..2 with young kids.. and 2 without
...and they all have been amazing experiences.
Jun 25, 2020 12:41 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
rizlared: It all depends on your expectations, I have spent the last 40 odd years living around the world, I have a very open mind and learned from the start that a smile goes a long way, to try and assimilate with the local community and to hold back on complaints when your expectations fail to materialise.
It is all about positivity and attitude.
After living in several countries in Europe, Asia and North/South America I can honestly say I have never been traumatised and have made some amazing friends along my journey.
Ah there's a big difference between being a global transient... and relocating one's whole life and belongings from A to B. ..
Jun 25, 2020 12:53 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
Howzit654
Howzit654Howzit654Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa4 Threads 25 Posts
blathin: Ah there's a big difference between being a global transient... and relocating one's whole life and belongings from A to B. ..
That's the plan, possibly still is, later, too much of a rush now.
Jun 25, 2020 1:26 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
rizlaredonline today!
rizlaredonline today!rizlaredTemp accom with my son, Worcestershire, England UK110 Threads 3 Polls 8,711 Posts
blathin: Ah there's a big difference between being a global transient... and relocating one's whole life and belongings from A to B. ..
But I did just that, moved lock stock and barrel to a country in Asia, my permanent home now. Would be there now if I hadn't got diverted when flying home from Sri Lanka.
Jun 25, 2020 4:41 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
rizlared: But I did just that, moved lock stock and barrel to a country in Asia, my permanent home now. Would be there now if I hadn't got diverted when flying home from Sri Lanka.
Fair do's..I've no idea where you moved from..but I hope it goes well for you. :)
Jun 25, 2020 4:53 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
I’ve moved country 4 times.
Most important thing is to embrace the new culture and try to understand it. Learn the language out of respect and to be accepted more easily. Don’t critiicise because that ‘new culture’ has probably been working just fine for 2000 years.
Enjoy! wave grin
Jun 25, 2020 5:15 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
robbyreal: I’ve moved country 4 times.
Most important thing is to embrace the new culture and try to understand it. Learn the language out of respect and to be accepted more easily. Don’t critiicise because that ‘new culture’ has probably been working just fine for 2000 years.
Enjoy!
God...4 countries?? ...I'm exhausted just thinking about it lol... I guess some people have roots while others have wings..:)
Jun 25, 2020 5:16 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
LeeCharming
LeeCharmingLeeCharmingCardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales UK446 Threads 199 Polls 6,070 Posts
Howzit654: Not the UK.
party party hat buddies danceline
Jun 25, 2020 5:35 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
Howzit654: There is a possibility of moving to another country, maybe sooner or later.
Anybody got any tips?
Where are u going?
Jun 25, 2020 5:48 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
Oxycodone
OxycodoneOxycodoneHove, East Sussex, England UK151 Posts
rizlared: It all depends on your expectations, I have spent the last 40 odd years living around the world, I have a very open mind and learned from the start that a smile goes a long way, to try and assimilate with the local community and to hold back on complaints when your expectations fail to materialise.
It is all about positivity and attitude.
After living in several countries in Europe, Asia and North/South America I can honestly say I have never been traumatised and have made some amazing friends along my journey.
Same here, just different locations. wine
Jun 25, 2020 6:17 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
Miss_Cellaneousonline today!
Miss_Cellaneousonline today!Miss_CellaneousOn the Costa at the moment.., Valencia Spain1 Threads 885 Posts
I didn't find moving to Spain from the Uk traumatic at all but maybe because I knew everyone in my small community. My ex and I had already bought the apartment here so I knew most people. Made friends with new comers when me and my ex parted ways. I think it will be more traumatic for me when I move back to the Uk as I have loads of stuff here now and don't want to pack it all up. It's bad enough packing a bloody suitcase. My friends will help me but it will be a very sad moment when I have to leave after 15yrs crying
Jun 25, 2020 7:47 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
I would think someone living in South Africa would already know plenty of people who have moved from South Africa. Why not ask some of them how they are adjusting to life in a new country? confused But yeah if you are an English speaker moving to a country where English is widely spoken is easier than moving to a country where you don't speak the local language.
Jun 26, 2020 12:13 AM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
Lasagna: Where are u going?
The Judge will announce that at the sentencing session ...
Jun 28, 2020 10:14 PM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
My advice? The move is easier if you already speak the same language, and have money.

You certainly don't want to end up broke in a country where you don't speak the language.

That's all I've got.
Jun 30, 2020 9:16 AM CST Moving from one country to another - How Traumatic?
tyersalonline today!
tyersalonline today!tyersalBradford, West Yorkshire, England UK1 Threads 4 Posts
YES think it over real good
I moved for a reason and it didn't pan out
now I can't go back

make sure that it is what you really want and if it doesn't work out what would you do

best wishes
:) hugs
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