Randompal has some advice for you:
If your girlfriend tried living in the States and didn't like it, do her a solid by trying life in her country (maybe if you end up hating Poland but you still love eachother you can agree on a comprimise and move somewhere else in Europe later).
You can always go back to the States if things don't work out - as you probably well know, one doesnt lose one's citizenship just because one moves to another country for a while.
Why mention that you are poor? You are not poor (Randompal hates that word), just financially troubled. Being financially troubled in America is no different than being financially troubled here - except that here you at least get your healthcare covered, which is one less worry.
As a native speaker of English, you can always make some cash as an English teacher - the pay isn't so bad, Randompal knows many people in Warsaw who make a decent living doing it.
If you move here and it doesnt work out, you can always go home. If you stay home without giving it a shot, you may regret it for the rest of your life.
Randompal logic: An attachment to your country is no different than an attachment to a nice piece of ass. Say good bye and move on but don't burn your bridges, you never know when you may get back together. Countries are like girls, there are quite a few out there that can make you happy, it just depends on who you're with...
By the way: Polish cities aren't as stratified by income (although this is changing) lik American cities are. This means that in one building you can have a desperately impoverished pensioner living next door to an investment banker, and this is especially true in older buildings. If your house is consistently broken into, Randompal suspects any of the following may be true:
1. You or your girlfriend have a big mouth and all the neighbors know/think there is a rich American living there.
2. You have an old door with flimsy locks (a theft-resistant door costs about 1200 zloty and I recommend it for your piece of mind)
3. Your apartment number is 13 and you will be cursed there until you move out (but Randompal is not superstitious)
Good luck, Randompal wishes you a positive and productive stay in Krakow!
you are going to have a much poorer life in Kracow than Florida and the girls sounds like a liability
Randompal disagrees with this statement, which is not based on fact in the least. Randompal did nicely for himself in the USA with a relatively comfy middle-class lifestyle and Randompal does equally nicely for himself in Warsaw, although a little extra cash would be welcome. Living in America is no guarantee that you will attain financial success, just like it is not foretold that by moving to Poland you will be forced live like a bum.