And slightly terrified, I'm moving to Manchester to live with my girlfriend, and I'm really nervous because I have always lived in a small town and my family has always been close by. I have always been a worrier, but I am slightly neurotic, I panic about anything that causes stress, but I know there is a big part of me that is looking forward to it, I just can't seem to stop worrying. My question to you guys is, is there any advice you could give me, maybe if you have been in a similar situation?.
It'll be fine, at least your going to live with your girlfriend rather than randomers like I did. I dread things a lot too until it actually comes time to get on with it and then it's fine.
but I am slightly neurotic,
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At least you are moving with someone and not alone. It'll probably be weird to live in a large city for you in the beginning, but after a month or two you'll probably know most of the city and it won't look as big, I guarantee you that. Also, at least you're moving to a place, where english language is the primary language and not like me, because I've just moved to Denmark to study and let me tell you, it is much more terrifying when everyone around you is talking in a language you can't understand.
I know your going to live with your girlfriend, but I watched a program about sexual health clinics (on BBC3, I'm sure others saw it) and that was set in manchester, it's safe to say peoples sexual habits were open enough that you would need to be really careful if you ever ended up not with your GF.
Good luck! :D
@pompouspizza: I think you will be fine. It is totally natural to worry about big changes before we make them but I think you will find a lot to interest you in Manchester. My mate just moved their with all the BBC people and he is loving it, after really dreading it at first.
Its a really cool city with all the advantages of City living but still feels small scale and managable unlike London which I imagine can be pretty scary for people from outside. Just go with an open mind and throw yourself into stuff and I reckon you'll be fine. Just don't start supporting Manure.