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Ex-wife wants to move back to Sweden with the kids

Should I move with them?

kilgore
post 15.Jan.2021, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE (Skogsbo1 @ 15.Jan.2021, 07:58 AM) *
They do go out, doing all the things you list. They haven't been sat around for 20, 30, 40years waiting for an immigrant to arrive as their new best buddy. Like most adul ... (show full quote)


This again.

I've known (sometimes befriended) many expats from all over the world during my my decade in Sweden, and the vast majority voice similar complaints.

Sweden has never been known for its vibrant social or cultural life, and Swedes are well known for not talking to strangers or engaging in small talk. Of course that may or may not be a problem for you specifically depending on what your interests and hobbies are, but lots of people find it alienating and boring.
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Martin565
post 15.Jan.2021, 10:37 AM
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Grommet
post 15.Jan.2021, 10:48 AM
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Grommet
post 15.Jan.2021, 10:49 AM
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QUOTE (Skogsbo1 @ 15.Jan.2021, 07:58 AM) *
They do go out, doing all the things you list. . They haven't been sat around for 20, 30, 40years waiting for an immigrant to arrive as their new best buddy.

Yes they have. And the red carpet too.
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Martin565
post 15.Jan.2021, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE (Grommet @ 15.Jan.2021, 10:48 AM) *
That's just so...Mickey Mouse.


They are causing me great inconvenience
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 15.Jan.2021, 02:33 PM
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There are some that rely on others to make them content and satisfied with life...

And there are others that don't!!!

They ones that don't do not complain about Swedes not being entertaining and outwardly social, as the others deem they should...
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Martin565
post 15.Jan.2021, 02:58 PM
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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 15.Jan.2021, 02:33 PM) *
There are some that rely on others to make them content and satisfied with life...And there are others that don't!!!They ones that don't do not complain ab ... (show full quote)


The people that don?t complain would That would be the people don?t like social interaction or developing friendships. Seeing as we?re a very social species I would say they are the people with perhaps not contentment
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*Guest*
post 15.Jan.2021, 03:29 PM
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QUOTE (kilgore @ 15.Jan.2021, 10:24 AM) *
This again.I've known (sometimes befriended) many expats from all over the world during my my decade in Sweden, and the vast majority voice similar complaints.Sweden has n ... (show full quote)


Is it not really because people who have always lived in sweden, have school friends, neighbours, uni friends, work mates, people they know from hobbies and sports etc.. why would they have the time just because some needy expat has shown up? And that's before you consider a partner, their friends, kids etc...

The people who say they've made loads of new acquaintances are usually meeting other expats in very mobile populations or career sectors.
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Martin565
post 15.Jan.2021, 03:54 PM
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post 15.Jan.2021, 04:54 PM
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Martin565
post 15.Jan.2021, 05:32 PM
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post 15.Jan.2021, 07:21 PM
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