he lost his job she has never worked, two kids in the American school and they can't afford the fees for next year, they have decided to go back to the USA and live with his parents, the only asset they have left is a house she inherited from her parents, so they are having a fire-sale
Ouch. But not an uncommon story I suspect.
I suspect it happens all too often - as you say, people come here talking a good game, but I think you have to have a very realistic head on your shoulders to do well here. I can't imagine moving here with kids that would require expensive private schooling - straight away, you've got a massive burden/responsibility on your shoulders. With the wife not working, he would be under immense pressure - so it's no surprise that it's yet another that is leaving with his tail between his legs.
real life in PL is a b*tch.
For those that haven't done their homework thoroughly, I agree.
Always thought that it was sheer lunacy to turn up here with kids if you didn't have the backing and support of a company. To end up in a situation like you describe can only be the result of poor planning.