I really hope I get the help I'm seeking here.
I'm a qualified and experienced person (10 years of work experience)
I joined my present job 5 months back, in a new country. I have relocated from my home (where I was living with my parents).
It seemed like a good opportunity. But my problem is since joining here, I have really struggled to get along with my boss (who is a different nationality than me). Some of the work here is new and I made some mistakes in my work (1 month into my job). I feel my boss has a bad impression of me due to that, he doesn't trust me. I'm not asked to come for meetings and am kept out of any team meetings or new initiatives that happen.
I feel extremely uncomfortable around him because of the early unpleasant experiences, I basically don't communicate with him at all and basically communicate more with another colleague for any work. I find my boss to be short tempered and have difficulties communicating with him.
Now because this person is the senior-most person in the office, this is reflecting badly on me and will impact my progress at work too.
I have been under a lot of stress in the last so many months because of this situation, not only because of the problems at work but also because I feel, having moved to a new country, the onus is on me to make a success of this. I feel demotivated and undervalued and extremely sad when I think about my work situation. I seriously want to handle this professionally and don't want to go and speak to my boss and burst into tears and exacerbate the situation further.
I need to improve my working relationship with my boss and get a grip on this situation. I would appreciate any advice on how to deal with this.
PS. Please don't advise me to talk to a colleague because I have already tried it and although I thought it would improve my situation, it's now actually working against me since people know this girl doesn't get along with the boss and I'm being mostly pitied by everyone else (So I just prefer not to talk to anyone about it now)!