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      To those people in Oz who are not that close to their family in the UK....

      It must make it so much easier for you to settle in Australia?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Red Rose View Post
      It must make it so much easier for you to settle in Australia?
      I do tend to meet a lot of people from disfunctional families in Australia. Not saying it's a requirement, but it helps.

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      Quote Originally Posted by newjez View Post
      I do tend to meet a lot of people from disfunctional families in Australia. Not saying it's a requirement, but it helps.
      Just because some families dont live in each others pockets doesnt make them disfunctional!

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      Quote Originally Posted by newjez View Post
      I do tend to meet a lot of people from disfunctional families in Australia. Not saying it's a requirement, but it helps.

      Bit it of a disfunctional comment, to be honest, define disfunctional?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Red Rose View Post
      It must make it so much easier for you to settle in Australia?

      Yes it does. And having most of my immediate family deceased probably made it a walk in the park compared with those who live in each others pockets. Who'd have thought it would one day be a positive hey?

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      When we came out we were certainly not a dysfunctional family- just young, adventurous and in love with Australia. We created our own dynasty over here I guess, 4 kids and their loved ones and their kids and now their kids' kids. None of them went to live in the UK for more than a couple of years and if they had- well I don't believe in living in each other's pockets and would wish them well.

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      Are people who didn't spell dysfunctional dysfunctional? Google provides two definitions (hardly the world authority on word definitions but it's a starting point). The two definitions are: 'not operating normally or properly' and 'unable to deal adequately with normal social relations'. I think to define what is normal when it comes to a family relations is very hard to say and very subjective.

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      Generations of my family - especially on Dad's side were emigrants - mainly to the USA and Canada. I found it hard to say goodbye to Mum even though I left home when I was 16. My brother and sister worked overseas often too so we were always a 'spread out family'. I dare say that yes, it is harder to migrate if you live in the same neighbourhood as lots of family members and see each other a lot.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Red Rose View Post
      It must make it so much easier for you to settle in Australia?
      Are you looking for some assurances or validation?
      Last edited by snifter; 17-02-2017 at 03:34 AM. Reason: edited

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      Quote Originally Posted by Red Rose View Post
      It must make it so much easier for you to settle in Australia?
      No, not really.

      I suppose it will depend on the individual really and if in the long term Australia can give you want you need.

      Although not being close to family / friends could help I suppose, only one way to find out.............

     

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