Hi we moved to Western Australia from Europe 11 years ago when the kids were 6 and 10. It has been a struggle and very lonely with not having any family around us. We have thought about moving back a lot but we always tried persevering hoping things would get better and easier but now I have lost my job which could result in us losing our home. We want to move back to Europe but my 17 year old (18 in January) won’t even entertain the idea. He suffers from OCD and depression so there is no way I would leave him behind. He doesn’t really have any close friends as he has spent the last 2 years at home alone battling his illness so he drifted from his mates who graduated from high school this year. Has anyone been in a similar position? How did you tackle it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as we are just existing here, living in hope that things will get better but in reality it has been 11 miserable long years. Thanks.
Posted anonymously, 3rd December 2014