My StruggleFirst off, a few things off my chest. Im married to an Aussie, we have 4 kids. Can I say I hate Australia?? No, dont hate it, I get heavily frusterared at times with it because I feel like Im here for the right reasons but yet Im still not happy. My wife feels the same, even being from here. One of our children has a disability in which I would rather pay next to nothing for than to return to the US and pay out of pocket even with Obama running the show. Apart from that, things can and have been very difficult for me. Im an American, born and raised, I love America like no other. Sometimes I wanna go back so bad it hurts, and sometimes I give it a second thought when I see on TV that 20 children have been gunned down. Have 4 of my own, it really hits home and my priorities kind of slap back into focus as to why I live in OZ.
Socially Ive never felt like more of an outcast. Everywhere else Ive ever been (being a navy veteran and travelling) Ive never had trouble making friends and even when I meet people who dont seem so open or friendly, I work my way into connecting on some level and on rare occasion made friends out of potential enemies. Until I came to Australia, I never had the problem of being lonely (without friends). Sorry I dont take AFL or Crickett seriously. I simply dont get the whole reasoning behind this "clique culture" that Ive been experiencing since day dot. Yes, I find most of the men I meet to be comedically trashy and forward with little reserve and Ive come to accept it as the way of this country. They can still be friendly but sometimes I do get annoyed because I feel like no matter who I make nice with, theres no position in the inner circle for the token yank.
Ive failed repeatedly to connect with people ba
Where the **** do I fit in?? Anyone else have a similar predicament?? What do you do??
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