Anxiety about Moving

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Samantha asked 9 years ago

Dear Therapist, I have been dating my partner for nearly 3 years and we are a wonderful couple with a happy relationship. One problem persists, I am from Canada and he is from Australia. We are both very close with our families and athough I have travelled and lived away from home many times, I have severe anxiety about moving permanently to a place that is so far from home with the possiblity of visiting only once or twice a year. I fear being disconnected from my family and friends. My partner understands this, however, he is a professional sportsman and his career lies in Australia. I do see wonderful opportunities for myself there as well. How do I overcome the fear of moving? Or how do I know if this is the right situation for my life? I do know that I love him and want a future with him. Thank you so much for your kindness and help 🙂 Sam