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Old 06.01.2019, 18:41
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Re: Homesickness and other problems

Don't worry about the dialect, I also thought I would have no problems coming here as a Dutch with very good knowledge of the German language, after 3, 5 yrs I still have to ask them to either speak slower or speak German.

As for your mum, The Netherlands is depending on where you have to be 5 to 10 hours drive, so you could pass by often if you want/need.

As for your mother she has to get a medical indication that she cannot do the household (or parts of it) anymore, through her doctor/townhall and she'll get homecare and/or a cleaner which at most would cost her something in the twohundred a month if she has enough income/assets to participate in the bills, if not it is all for free.

I have been where you are now, and can only say, do not go back if your plan was to make a life here, talk about this with your mum and if she loves you she will understand. But have somebody set all up with the help or go by a couple of days to help doing this.

Feel free to pm me in Dutch if you have questions about this.
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