Left Thailand in 2001 after 12 years living in Bangkok. The reason was so that my luk krung kids, 16 and 14, could finish their schooling in the USA. I really like being back in the USA. I have a good job and am doing well. Kids are all grown up, finished their university education, and have good jobs in their chosen professions. I always thought that I would have returned to Thailand after my youngest one finished university. The longer I stay here the less inclined I am to do so. Most likely after I retire I will spend about 4-5 months in Thailand and the rest in the USA. If the visa gets to be too much of an issue I might just stay closer to 3 months.