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Forgot to add. I have taken my MIL overseas a couple of times, but as rsokolowski experienced, she was home sick. (nerver felt that way about the UK, couldn't wait to get out of the place).

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To add again.

There is another post running in the Isaan forum relating to my above posts.

http://www.thaivisa....till-amazes-me/

To those concerned, I offer apologies for my last post, but my op still stands. It seems that many members "like" the post far more than the negative replies.

Would I say my Isaan wife (well, Korat is not quite Isaan, but not far off) is happy living abroad with her foreign partner? If she wasn't she wouldn't be with me. Shame she doesn't like Sheffield United also, but you ca't have everything I guess.

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Once you start it never stops....know guys that have married and had kids, are still wacking back money so the non working parents/siblings can be dripping in gold while their own kids have to go without...absolute disgrace

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rolleyes.gif Your name speaks for itself.

Don't every tar everyone with the same brush.......................not every circumstance is the same as the guys you know.

Perhaps you are moving in the wrong circles?

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My Wife is from Surin & proud of it & I believe She is happy living here in the Uk.

We know severale Thai Farang couples in the area & they all give the impression of being happy living in the UK.

In the 6 years we have been together we have managed to get back to thailand 3 times together.

I think if your other half has made the commitment to move half way round the world to be with you, you owe it to her to make regular trips to her home country (finances permitting).

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This is the point really, its none of our business.

I agree it's up to individuals and not really our business. My curiosity is not so much about the actual costs taken on board, or whether or not the farang undertakes to build, buy land or whatever in Thailand. Rather, it's about how many girls are actually happy to live abroad. Several friends I've met here in Isaan who are about to or have recently taken their new wives back to live in their own countries all express concern about whether their new partners will settle contentedly in a foreign environment. They worry that after a year or so, the lady will miss her home and family too much. Obviously being able to send money home helps in that area but it's the longer term and financial requirements that cause my friends to fret from the outset. I note from a couple of replies that not all Thai girls want to come back very often.

My Thai wife came here to New Zealand around 10 years ago.

She has never stopped working since her feet hit the ground and takes good care of her 94 year old father back in upcountry Thailand.

We can get everything that she needs as far as food goes right here.

Also there are other Thai people here to eat with.

We have a Thai lady friend that went to England but cant get the food that she would like.

What I am trying to say is that for the Thai people that we know, food and eating is really important.

It is a social thing and something that they have to do.

I would say for anyone taking one of these people out of Thailand give this some thought.

As far as travel to Thailand goes we/she try to go once a year but only really only because she has to and when her father passes away, I doubt it will be that often.

We have a better holiday when we visit another country where there are few or no Thais.

No face, no family, no presure ect..

The Thais that we have met seem to be very adaptable people and integrate well most of the time.

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This is the point really, its none of our business.

I agree it's up to individuals and not really our business. My curiosity is not so much about the actual costs taken on board, or whether or not the farang undertakes to build, buy land or whatever in Thailand. Rather, it's about how many girls are actually happy to live abroad. Several friends I've met here in Isaan who are about to or have recently taken their new wives back to live in their own countries all express concern about whether their new partners will settle contentedly in a foreign environment. They worry that after a year or so, the lady will miss her home and family too much. Obviously being able to send money home helps in that area but it's the longer term and financial requirements that cause my friends to fret from the outset. I note from a couple of replies that not all Thai girls want to come back very often.

My Thai wife came here to New Zealand around 10 years ago.

She has never stopped working since her feet hit the ground and takes good care of her 94 year old father back in upcountry Thailand.

We can get everything that she needs as far as food goes right here.

Also there are other Thai people here to eat with.

We have a Thai lady friend that went to England but cant get the food that she would like.

What I am trying to say is that for the Thai people that we know, food and eating is really important.

It is a social thing and something that they have to do.

I would say for anyone taking one of these people out of Thailand give this some thought.

As far as travel to Thailand goes we/she try to go once a year but only really only because she has to and when her father passes away, I doubt it will be that often.

We have a better holiday when we visit another country where there are few or no Thais.

No face, no family, no presure ect..

The Thais that we have met seem to be very adaptable people and integrate well most of the time.

Couldn't agree more about the bit about food, were we live in the UK we are fortunate to have a very good chinese cash & carry that stocks a large selection of Thai ingredients, there is very little we can't get hold of.

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To be honest I meet a girl in Issan dated and every thing was good until the parents wanted so much a month from me then I thought this is wrong to me. I aggred on the wedding gold money to family but the monthly income given to the parents I could not agree with , so u know the rest of that story

I'm sure it was a difficult decision to walk away but you did what you had to do, IMHO.

When it starts out wrong, it never gets any better :)

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in Germany my isarn lady not happy i must return to bangkok then phuket. many probkems

But some Germans were happy, right?=laugh.png

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I appreciate most of your posts Semper but whats with everyone assuming Issan families are rife with blugers?

My wife has 2 brothers, 1 is a chef at Novotel in BKK and the other has a shop in CM.

As for our house in Issan, its for our daughter.

How about personal observation?

How about a distant family member shoving a hand palm upwards in front of your face, not so much as a wai or any attempt to communicate, they wouldnt dare try that shit with another Thai.

How about family being offered work that they turn down?

It sounds like you may have lost control of your situation and feel the need to vent about it.

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I appreciate most of your posts Semper but whats with everyone assuming Issan families are rife with blugers?

My wife has 2 brothers, 1 is a chef at Novotel in BKK and the other has a shop in CM.

As for our house in Issan, its for our daughter.

How about personal observation?

How about a distant family member shoving a hand palm upwards in front of your face, not so much as a wai or any attempt to communicate, they wouldnt dare try that shit with another Thai.

How about family being offered work that they turn down?

It sounds like you may have lost control of your situation and feel the need to vent about it.

As I said personal observation, not venting only stating what I witnessed.

This took place at a friends house (in Surin, yeah I know) I shook my head in disbelief and asked why he didnt tell the relative to piss off, the answer, keeps the mrs happy.

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One of my ex-gf's is from Isaan and married a British man. She lives in England with him. The first year seemed a bit rough, but I think it was due more to culture clash of the man and woman instead of living in England. Once they adjusted to each other, it seems they are doing great. He works full time, she works too. She sends money back from her earnings and had a house built in the village. They go to Thailand every year or two to visit. Eventually he will get older and retire and they plan to live in Thailand once he retires.

Great woman and good family. Her husband is a good guy too.

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We have lived in Australia for about 3 years, My wife is happy, She has a group of good friends, has a job and earns Her own money, She sends a little home to the parents about $1000au 3 times a year, We try to go back for a holiday once a year. I think it comes down to climate we are in Queensland so its not crazy cold and that makes it a lot easier on the girls. We are both in our late 30's and we both understand we can have a much better future by staying in Australia....maybe one day we may retire to Thailand, but She has no interest in being anywhere near Her family....to much crap that goes on in the villages.

As others have said above, food is probably the most important thing, that and friends to eat the food with, we have some good shops near by and my wife loves to garden so has all the Thai herbs and plants in our garden as well.

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My wife has been here in Texas for 4 years now. We lived together in Bangkok for a couple years as well prior to her moving here. Her mother and father are pretty poor farmers in Si Saket, yet they never really ask for money. I think I've sent them maybe 10k THB since she's been here. I guess I'm lucky in that regard. I do pay for her niece's private school in Chaing Mai which is like 10k THB a semester. We're saving to go back and live in Isaan somewhere, in about 5-6 years. Funny thing is she wants to stay here in the U.S. and I don't. I actually hate it here. It's a good place to make money, and that's about it.

She's adjusted pretty well. She is now a U.S. citizen, has her driver's license , and a regular job.

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My wife has been here in Texas for 4 years now. We lived together in Bangkok for a couple years as well prior to her moving here. Her mother and father are pretty poor farmers in Si Saket, yet they never really ask for money. I think I've sent them maybe 10k THB since she's been here. I guess I'm lucky in that regard. I do pay for her niece's private school in Chaing Mai which is like 10k THB a semester. We're saving to go back and live in Isaan somewhere, in about 5-6 years. Funny thing is she wants to stay here in the U.S. and I don't. I actually hate it here. It's a good place to make money, and that's about it.

She's adjusted pretty well. She is now a U.S. citizen, has her driver's license , and a regular job.

As your wife is a US Citizen and working, consider fulfilling her SSA time requirements. That pension will go a long way in Si Saket.

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