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Annieartblue Posted 7 months ago
Any expats who have returned back home recently (or not-so-recently)?

After living abroad, am finding it socially difficult to re-adjust to life here in Surrey. Would love to meet up for with other ex-expats.

3 replies
    • Lesley Anne 22nd September 2021 at 1:19 pm

      I lived overseas for many years so all of my friends are all over the world rather than where I currently live which is Woking

    • Deleted User 30th September 2021 at 4:07 pm

      I returned home from abroad after several years in China and Malaysia and then moved house, so a double whammy socially. Still in Surrey, Epsom area.

    • NeilB 30th September 2021 at 9:28 pm

      I’m in the “not-so-recently” category as I Iived in Athens in the mid 80’s, working the Middle East and beyond
      and have travelled extensively for business and pleasure.

      I remember it felt strange returning home as I had changed but everyone I knew were still doing the same old things as beforeand I realised we were now poles apart.

      Travel – and especially living – abroad opens your eyes and opens your mind, so it shouldn’t be that surprising if you find it hard to ‘fit in’ again.