That's interesting. However I am of the opinion that if you want kids, these are the sacrifices that you have to make. I'm sure that the UK youth would behave much better if they had role models or a perental presence at home at that age. I'm pretty certain that a stay at home parent (not necessarily the mum) is of benefit, and actually helps the society around you.
Whilst integration is dificult it's not impossible. My mum came here from Hungary being unable to speak a word of English, 3 years later she was doing great. It is a slow process, and difficult. I willl be going througha similar process soon in Poland.
So whilst the woman must be bored, there is no reason with alot of effort, it would be possible for her to learn Swiss German (I'm sure whilst she's bored at home, getting a converstional teacher with the money the husband is making is entirely possible).
Effort here is the key. It seems to me that these people want to move abroad making as little effort as possible.
Which is a bit silly really. If you're going to move abroad you're pretty much going to have to reside yourself to the fact that you will have to meld to fit in. Once you do this though, the benefits will be fabulous.
Kind of epitemises the "can't be bothered" "get rich quick" "I'll sit on my **** and do nothing whilest my house makes me rich" "kids, it's all about me me me" attitudes that have been encouraged in the past 20 years.