“So you are an American and married to an Australian. Why live here if you don’t have to?”
When you live in Sweden but neither you nor your partner is a Swede, these are questions that you get all the time. Most internationals that live here are with a Swede. So we don’t make sense, especially as we don’t have one single answer as to why we live here, but rather a list of many reasons.
I am an American who loves where I am from but also loves the experience of living abroad. Actually, I would love to move to Australia. But Robert my Australian husband is not quite ready to move back home. So Europe is somewhere in between for us.
And my answer to the question of why I am living in Sweden: I love my life here. For now.