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Leaving your loved ones.

Old Nov 4th 2009, 9:16 am
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No strip poker - the kids are always around LOL and it's bloody cold here just now - not taking my clothes off for anyone!

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Old Nov 4th 2009, 11:47 am
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Thank you everyone for your replies.

We're not married and it's not like I'll be earning huge amounts of cash (not enough to support her and insurances and everything else that is needed).

I guess I'm going to need to sit down and have a good, long chat with her. It has been nice hearing how everyone else copes though
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Old Nov 4th 2009, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Amnesia180 View Post
Thank you everyone for your replies.

We're not married and it's not like I'll be earning huge amounts of cash (not enough to support her and insurances and everything else that is needed).

I guess I'm going to need to sit down and have a good, long chat with her. It has been nice hearing how everyone else copes though
Just thought I put in my experience before the thread disappears. I would say that leaving my nearest and dearest is one of the hardest things I have ever done and it is the only thing I have an issue with since I came to Saudi. I have been with my girlfriend for 6 years and left my 13 year old daughter in the UK also. I get to see them every couple of months but it doesn't seem to get any easier as the months roll by.
You have to fill in your time with as many things as you can do, especially the weekends, keeping busy is the easiest way of getting by.
Good Luck!
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Old Nov 14th 2009, 8:05 am
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Hey amnesia,

Not an easy decision to make, but I always say trust your gut instinct!

If you fancy some female company (as a mate nothing saucy ( unless your hot)) then I'm still trying to meet people so would be happy to meet for a drink and listen to you sob your heart out ( but if you sob all night you pay for the drinks! ).

BTW I heard form the guy I was seeing back in the UK this week- seems he is missing me terribly! Took him long enough to realise! Men don't know what you've got til its gone.....

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Originally Posted by Nic1 View Post
However, it's the best option for us just now. We talk every day on MSN or Skype, we text during the day, kids talk to him at least once a day. Keeping the communication going is the most important thing I think.

There are a lot of people in this region who are in similar situations - for some it works, for others it doesn't.

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Same here. We miss hubby/daddy terribly. We speak to each other every day and are eagerly waiting for Dec when we will visit Dubai (youngest keeps asking everyday "is it Dec today"). It is harder on poor hubby as he is all alone. The countdown begins - 30 days to go
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I normally opt for a chinese takeaway.
From the York hotel or 49rs?

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Old Nov 17th 2009, 4:53 am
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From the York hotel or 49rs?

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Old Nov 17th 2009, 7:49 am
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We're not married and it's not like I'll be earning huge amounts of cash (not enough to support her and insurances and everything else that is needed).
If you think you have any chance of a future together then forget it - what's the point if you're not earning huge amounts of cash?
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