If you're planning tentative move to Thailand, that's probably a good thing. For many a man has moved to Thailand, supposedly forever, only to find himself down on his luck a year or so later. If you're coming to Thailand for a summer, or a year, or you are just playing it by ear, then you're one of the smart ones. Quite a few men come here without doing any serious research or on the word of a buddy who took a two-week vacation to Thailand.
Even worse, are the guys who know they're mentally and emotionally screwed up, and yet, they still think making a move is a way to change their life. Maybe so, but if you're a veteran with serious PTSD, like the guy who wrote me, then you really have no business moving to Thailand until you handle your issues. Moving to Thailand is supposed to be fun and an enjoyable process; if you're mentally ill or need ongoing physical care, Thailand is probably not the place for you unless you have the cash to pay for around the clock care.
In this video, a veteran writes and pours his heart out to me, then tells me how he'll move to Thailand and become a professional Muay Thai fighter. This despite having no training and not knowing how to spell M-U-A-Y. Sorry, I just don't see it happening, and this video is a good example of someone who probably has no business setting foot in Thailand. Instead, he ought to stay home, get professional help, and take care of his mental issues. If you need help, Thailand is not the place for you, believe me.