I'm an English girl currently living in the UK with my Polish boyfriend. His family are pressuring him to go back home and I want to move with him. However, he is convinced that I won't be happy living there.
Has anyone had a similar experience and is Poland really as bad as he is making it out to be?
He probably knows you well enough, not to lie to you. It would be a big cultural shock to you. Although everything appears to be as it is in the west, the bureaucracy and behind the scenes shenanigans will grind you down.
It,s not easy. It,s an uphill ride.
Surely if I go with a postive attitude, I'm more likely to get on well there?
It,s good to be optimistic, but living day in day out is a different kettle of fish to getting on well.
if I don't try this I'll regret it.
And if you try it you may also regret it. I think it,s more a case of " if I don,t try it, I won,t know." So by all means, give it a go, but as you said keep your options open and hold on to your return ticket.