What would you do if somone in your family announced that they planned to move abroad to find love? It’s a complicated question. In this instance on the ExpatExchange.com Global Forum, a sister wants to know if foreign women better for her lonely brother:
Since some of you seem to have experience living overseas, can you tell me if this is a wise choice for him, to find love and friendship overseas? Are foreign women somehow better or more accepting? Or will they just use him to try to get a green card and for his money? I’m kind of worried about him and don’t wanna see him disappointed or hurt again.
Everyone has heard horror stories about people that have tried to find love abroad only to find heartache, financial disaster or worse.
On the other hand, for someone that has never found luck in love and desperately finds the need to do so, it’s easy to understand the longing to try just about anything to make it happen.
As a psychotherapist, one thing that leaps to mind is that sometimes when we have work to do, it’s often easier to “find” solutions far away rather than tackle the tough problems that confront us where we live today. That being said, it is entirely possible that he could find what he’s looking for from a woman from another culture.