A MOVE to France can open up new possibilities and opportunities, but at the same time many old worries and problems can surface.
There is an interesting article on the Daily Telegraph website that looks at the number of people suffering from depression, noting that the suicide rate in France is 2.5 times that of the UK.
Modern life can create stress and strain wherever you live, be it in a busy city or on the edge of a forest in the middle of the countryside.
A sense of isolation can quickly envelope people, be that due to a lack of language skills, friends to talk to or past hobbies no longer pursued.
Another thing to consider when moving to France is that possibly for the very first time you may be living day in day out under the same roof with your partner, without a regular income or the structure a "normal" job can provide.
I have written in the past about the support and counselling services available to English language speakers in France for when the dream move can become a bit of a nightmare.