Hey I need some girl talk. So I moved abroad to live with my boyfriend which is wonderful. It's a beautiful country with all the seasons, we live near a lake where we can swim and the sunshines most days. The only problem is I don't speak the language and it's killing my confidence. It was okay at first, I was just a newbie learning the ropes but now I've been here a year and I still can't talk to his family or anything except for hello/goodbye/please etc. I look so silly. It's wrecking my confidence and putting me off going out without him by my side. I want to find a job and start making friends and living my live but my confidence is at an all time low to the point where I feel incredibly freaked and panicked if I go anywhere alone. I try to talk a little in the language (the few pathetic words I do know like cat and rain and coffee) but I clam up and I stand there going umm ahh umm eehh umm until everyone officially thinks I'm insane and moves the conversation past me. What can I do to boost my confidence and and help me get back out there and fit in better?