Recently, after a trip to Germany to visit family we decided to relocate to Germany, my partner is German and we have 2 x young children. I am really looking forward to moving to Germany, as is my partner, our move is based on the fact that our nearest family is 8 hours away in NZ or 17 hours away in Germany/UK and after living in Western Australia for the last 4 years we find it isolating. A move to NZ is out of the question, work is an issue for my partner and opportunities are much better for him in Germany.
Problem is all of his German friends in Oz, think we've lost our minds, and can't fathom how we can even reconsider returning to Germany. This lack of support has now planted a seed of doubt in my mind...I know its colder over there, but I grew up in NZ - how bad can it be? I can speak some German and understand a lot more than I can speak, so translation is not a huge issue. If it was anyone else bagging Germany I wouldn't worry, but these are Germans, they grew up there...so I'm not freaking out yet, just trying to cover all bases.
Its a huge move relocating to another country and I just am trying to stay positive about it, without being dragged down by his friends.
P.S. I know the search 'is my friend' and there was a similar topic awhile back - I just need to get this out there.