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unsuremum
6/26/2013 23:36 EST

Hi all,

My husband (Swedish) wants to move home to spend time with his dad (he's not well).

I understand the reasons but I'm worried about moving.

We have a 3 yo daughter who is due to start kinder next year, who is excelling in her new swimming class.

I have made several new friends recently and I have just started a new business. My mum also suffers from Alzheimers so I don't know how long she has.

Has anyone here made the move with a 3yo (lacking confidence). Given up so much? Pros and cons?

Am I being nervous nelly - should I just do it?

Argh, advice needed.

TIA

LindaG
7/5/2013 08:14 EST

I'll jump in...

If I were you, I would consider two things:

1) Can you continue to work / do your business from here in Sweden?

2) Where are you moving in Sweden?

Though I don't have children, I fall into the category of having given up much. My now-husband (we got married once I came here) was certainly worth it but...Sweden is, unfortunately, not....not if you want to be a fully functional person within society (including but not limited to working).

I gave up a successful career/life in a 3rd country (where we met). Part of this might be timing (the economy is not good now but there is news that it should be improving somewhat the end of this year) but part of it is Gbg. You may do well though since this area has the highest number of one-person companies in all of Sweden (in large part because they can't get hired by anyone else). If you already have your own business (and can do it from here), you may well do fine.

I doubt there's any other country that so well and truly subsidizes procreation.....in terms of benefits. It seems like the perfect country to raise children...well, save for weather....perhaps we'll hit 20 C sometime before August.....but I digress.

Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will work out. Every country has its good points...though some are harder to recognize :-)

Good luck!

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