Originally Posted by nonny1983
No offence taken icebreaker
I'm from wales UK which is a first world country. I chose to move to australia mainly because my husband grew up here and was home sick. He had come to the UK with the intent on staying a year but met me at work and ended up staying for 6!
Also if I'm honest it wasn't that difficult a decision for me as it seems to be for others here. My family is what you could call 'dysfunctional', I couldn't have any two members in the room together anymore ( both my parents and my husbands are divorced) and all the constant tension was effecting the little ones as well as us. Not only that but I felt that the UK, especially wales, is going down hill and fast. There are big gangs about who are very violent and walking some streets are not safe anymore. I'v been attacked and hurt bad on more than one occasion ad well as had my house broken into, car stolen etc and I didn't want that for my kids. The attitudes of people surrounding us was bad also, mainly due to lack of jobs and money. It might be a first world country but its so negative right now so thought we would jump ship. Glad we did too. We are so much more relaxed and the kids have freedom like never before. It's great.
whoa... is it really that bad there now?
there are lot of jobless people here but I guess it's not that dangerous.
maybe we are more accustomed because its been like this here eversince