Thanks for all of your input! It is certainly a lot to think about!!
We've been TTC for 14 months with no luck. Who knows whether we are even ABLE to have kids? This whole thing is coinciding with a time where I am questioning the entire direction of the life I always thought I would have.
Taking kids out of the equation, my work suddenly seems a whole lot more important to me.
The team at work is small - only a handful of us. We all sit in the same room together. It's not like there is a hierarchy.
I think I have to go. Six years ago DH gave up his entire life to move to Australia to be with me ... I can't NOT go.
Still sucks the big one
ETA - sorry, missed some questions!
Can I take 6 or 12 months leave? Nope. Not an option. As I mentioned above, the team at work is very small, so they rely on me (or someone else doing my job) to keep trading. They have no one to just step in, so they would have to recruit someone. It isn't worth their time, money or effort in recruiting and training someone (which will take months) for a few months.
Can DH find his dream job in this city? Perhaps in the future, but the moving for 6 months is a stepping stone to his dream job. The company he works for (which is part of the dream) operates all over Australia. Once he has done his 6 months trial, he will be moved wherever they see fit. There is a possibility that will be back to our current city, but there is just as much chance it will be any other town or city in the country.
I think that was all of the questions