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Old 21.09.2006, 10:36
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Re: Why I HATE Switzerland.

My first two years in Switzerland were very similar to Gurutalon's. What made it really difficult was the "advice" we were given by locals and older expats. I found myself defending how it felt to be in a place where I couldn't speak the language properly or find work. Eventually it got so bad that we started refusing invitations from extended family and acquaintances, because what we'd be going to was actually an interrogation. I hardly recognised the insecure person I had become.

I feel for you Gurutalon, and it's not sympathy, it's empathy. I had to remind myself constantly of who I really was, what I was capable of during those two years. Don't apologise for how you feel right now. And only listen to the advice that works for you.
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