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i know how you feel, i have no family here AT ALL, too little friends and my husband doesnt have any family although they are just nearby his not in good terms with half of his family members.
I have been very lonely and wished that i can just go home cause that way itll be easier to get back on my feet. its very tough especially that i have been a housewife then a full time mother for the last 6 years and by saying that, i dont have many friends a in literally cause i rarely go out been to busy cleaning and looking after the family.
When I actually tried to leave the relationship, after the baby was born and the violence escalated, the police got involved, we're living at women's shelters, Intervention Orders, Child Protection, mediation failed, he's still trying to get back together with me, finally into court, Interim Hearing, expensive lawyers, Final Hearing pushed ahead because I am basically broke and don't have residency so no job or CentreLink... No family or friends as a result of never being able to leave the house without my ex-partner, and I have a little baby now.
It's a nightmare.
I'm an English woman, 'stuck' here partly by circumstances and finance... living in the Hawkesbury area West of Sydney, and loving the environment but struggling with isolation/lack of support....
It is kind of wierd being a single parent in a foreign country, in spite of the fact that I'm an Australian Citizen...
Anyone else want to connect, I'd love to hear from you.