My family think my plan to emigrate to the US is ridiculous

Tell Me About It: Because I had a stress-related illness last year, they won’t support my decision

I spent a couple of months last year in a psychiatric hospital with a stress-related illness. At the time that I was admitted, I couldn’t find any joy in my life; I was under a lot of pressure in my job and I was a victim of abuse in the relationship that I had been in for several years.

I was discharged from hospital about one year ago and have attended regular outpatient appointments ever since and my clinical team seem satisfied with my progress. I have moved on from my relationship and plan to offer my resignation to my employers in the coming weeks. I have also put my house on the market and should be able to clear my mortgage, leaving me with a decent nest egg.

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