I am a Brit living in Poland, I have lived here for about 18 months. I married a Polish girl but want to move back to the UK now. The only thing is she doesnt want to leave Poland. How can I persuade her to come to the UK? Has anyone had this problem before?
The problem is I dont really like living here: problem with language, lack of independence, freezing weather etc. So I want to move to the UK, where at least I can understand life there. Any advice?
A very difficult situation. The thing is, she may be worrying about the same things you want to get away from...language, lack of independence and she may feel that when she comes to the UK, she will be lost.
So it might be worth taking, as someone suggested, a long holiday in the UK but of course, this will be different to actually living there.
Possibly she knows some people in the UK? If this is so then it might be worth suggesting that you move to be near where they are. It still might be a distance from where you'd ideally be but the UK is easy commuted and if you do that one thing, it might make moving to the UK easier for your wife...and eventually, once your wife gets to know the UK a move to where you want to be is more possible.
Obviously you've been out of your birth country as you are living away from it, but has your wife ever been away from hers? It's a huge step to ask someone to leave a huge part of their life behind so it must be assured that "home" can always be visited, as much as possible.