1&1/2 years ago I made the big move over the pond to down under. Life has been hard and very trying ever since as I try to adjust to this new lifestyle. I've been unemployed in a foreign country with no support on and off for 6 months. Right now, I'm working as a dishy in an Indian restaurant, the lowest of the low as far as I can tell. None of my expectations have been met by my moving here, and despite working some pretty heavy physical jobs to keep my head above the water nothing has materialised into a better life. I'm trying very hard to fight the urge to leave it all behind and fly away home to the UK but don't even have the cash to do it. I'm stuck here, without friends nor family, just me and my depressed mental state. What's worse is that I owe family members money and have no way to pay them back. I regret having ever agreed to leave my home country and can't accept it. Rent and food is expensive and cutting back on cigarettes has made me irritable and snappy. My girlfriend is very supportive and has listened to my grievances but she doesn't know what else to say and I am making life hard for her now as a result of my frustration. I feel as if I'm about to complete lose it and am hanging on by a thread.