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Family in a different country

Winnieford
Community Member
Hi

So I went travelling a couple of years ago and met my now partner. We have a little girl together. I'm really struggling with being away from family and not having that close support network. He isnt open about moving back to my home country and that makes things really difficult for mentally. There was never a verbal discussion as to where we would potentially end up. I guess that's on me. I just thought hed atleast go visit. The last few months have been really tough on me as we live out in the country and it's hard to meet people. I'm so unbelievably lonely and I just dont know what to do.
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Sophie_M
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Hi Winnieford,

Welcome to the forums! We're so glad that you reached out to our community tonight, we know it can take a lot of bravery to do so for the first time. We are so sorry to hear how lonely you are feeling. Living away from your family, especially in a different country is a very difficult thing to do and we understand that you might be feeling a bit lost as to how to create that support network for yourself here. This is a great place to start! 

We're sure that there are many in our community who have been in similar situations. Hopefully they have some advice for you to help support you in this time. Here are some links to Beyond Blue resources that you might find helpful:

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/personal-best/pillar/in-focus/loneliness-the-public-health-issue-we-sh...

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/personal-best/pillar/supporting-yourself/how-to-cope-with-living-in-a-...

And please know that if you are ever feeling overwhelmed and in need of support, advice, or referrals, you can always call our 24/7 Beyond Blue Support Service to speak to one of our friendly counsellors - 1300 22 4636 or https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Keep us updated on your journey whenever you feel up to it Winnieford!