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Old 06.01.2019, 18:59
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Homesickness and other problems


I live in Switzerland for almost 6 months now but still feel like I haven't arrived here yet. I have a lot of trouble understanding the local dialect even though I speak High German fluently. I tried to make friends but ended up without a single friend here. At work I feel isolated because of my language problems. Most of the time I don't understand my co-workers when they talk to each other.

Yesterday my mother (69) called me and told me about a diagnosis she got last week. She apparently has a heart disease and her doctor banned her from doing any work. According to her doctor, this can be permanent. She owns a large house in a small village and has to do all the housework alone because my father died several years ago. I'm her only child and feel like I betray her by staying in Switzerland.

I currently think about returning back to the Netherlands. I miss my mom and my friends back home. What would you guys do in my situation? It probably was a huge mistake to move here.

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