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1. Posted by mandylou4u (Budding Member 73 posts) 10y

Hiya I'm Amanda 20 (f)! I've got a situation in hand I could really do with some advice for. I want to go backpacking for the first time to OZ for 3 months. I was planning on going with my other half but I realised he wouldn't be able to get the money for atleast a yr and a half and I can't wait that long to go. ( I hope that doesn't sound selfish?) My problem is, how should I go about my relationship with him while I'm out there? Should I stay with him? Should I go with the idea of living my 20's while I'm there and see what happens when I get back? Should I go on a break with him? I'm confused, it's going to hurt as it is without him but I don't want to go out there worrying all the time about what he's upto! Has anyone had this problem before?!

If anyone is going to Cairns at the end of September let me know, it would be nice to meet a familiar email man/woman for some drinkies!!!

Planning on doing the OZ experience to. Anyone recommend this?

Thanks ya'll! Manda xxx

2. Posted by TassieNell (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hi Amanda,

I am an Aussie citizen and I am planning a working holiday to the UK in Dec/Jan (possibly without my partner) - so I know your problem!!
My advice is...... do what you need to do! If you really think that this is your chance to go on a great adventure, then do it! If your relationship was meant to be, it will be :)
I know how you feel... I am 23 and have never been out of Australia!! This is my big chance to have a bit of fun in life and see other countries before I settle down. I have been with my partner for 2 years. He knows I am fully prepared to go without him, so I think we will just see what happens. No use making any promises when you leave - just see what happens! I know that I am going to be really upset if I leave without him, and I honestly don't know how I will go, but I am willing to try.
(Btw, reason he prob won't come with me is - he has just bought a house to renovate and really doesn't want to sell it yet!... and can't afford to go overseas and still have to make the monthly payments on it)
Hope this has helped you a little!! :)
Let me know if you wanna catch up by email :)

3. Posted by podge86 (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

hi amanda
my name is kevin i was in the same situation last year i decided
to stay with my girl while i was there i missed her so much i came back after 10 weeks and 4 weeks later we broke up so my advice is to go to oz free and whe u get back see what happens hope im helpful