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Q: The large pharma company I work for offered me the chance to work in the Paris office for a year.
I thought it would be good for my career to get some international experience, but after three months I'm hating it. My French colleagues are cool towards me, despite the fact that I speak French quite well After the first few weeks, my friends in London stopped visiting and I feel I'm growing apart from my boyfriend, who is still there. I want to make this work, but it's not what I thought it would be. Should I come back to Britain or stick it out? I don't want to be miserable for another nine months.
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