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  1. #1
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    Jan 2014
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    Unhappy Anyone have to pick up and move to a new country?

    I was born and raised in London and moved to the U.S. due to my husbands work. It has been quite an adjustment and just when I feel like we've settled in they're moving us again to Australia of all places. Anyone else moved to a completely different country? I would be more open to the idea if I wasn't 32 weeks pregnant with twins, but it's what he has to do to keep making a living. He's more than likely going to go on ahead of us as I don't want to pull my kids out of school in the middle of the school year and I want to have my babies here. It just has thrown me for a loop and I am actually very upset. Maybe once we get there things will get better, but right now I want to just tell my husband no more moving.
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  2. #3
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    Jul 2013
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    It would be very hard to have your life uprooted so suddenly, especially when you're expecting. What does your husband do for work? Where in Australia are you moving to? Can't he delay the move until after the babies are born?

    I think overall you'll find that Australia is culturally much more similar to the UK than the US is. And there are a TON of British ex-pats living here, with certain areas having higher concentrations than others. My husband and I are Canadian, and we've been living in Australia since 2010. We had been to Australia before, and I decided to go to university here. For the first few years, we sometimes found it difficult and sort of played with the idea of going back to Canada, mainly because I was missing my family so much. But we've really settled in, and are currently saving to purchase a house here (it will be so nice not to rent anymore!). Overall I'd say that our quality of life is better here in Australia than what it was back home, as we were living in a city that was not doing well economically. The rate of pay here is tremendously better than in Canada, too. My husband gets paid about 40% more here, doing the exact same thing that he did back in Canada. The cost of living is higher, but not so much so that it justifies a 40% pay increase.

    Best of luck with the big move. It does take a while to settle into a new city, let alone a new country!

  3. #5
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    We're being sent to Melbourne. My husband works as a systems management specialist and they send him where they need him. They have offices globally so I'm not completely shocked that they've decided to transfer him. I'm hoping that maybe this may be more permanent or that once we move he may be able to find something that is locally based so we don't have to move as much. He is going to stay until the babies are born but what the company says goes and they want him there as soon as possible. Once the babies are born I'll maybe have 2 weeks with him before he leaves. Then once the school term ends I'm packing up the kids and joining him there. It's just very stressful and awful timing.
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    Noah Thomas, 9
    Genevieve Noël, 3
    Expecting Princesses 3 and 4 in March of 2014!
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  4. #7
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    Jul 2013
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    That really is awful timing. I hope that the company will assist with the move as much as possible. So sorry to hear that you have all that added stress during what's supposed to be an exciting time for you and your family!

  5. #9
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    Jan 2014
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    Yes! I was born in Finland, went to the US for school, and now back in Europe, living in Sweden.

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