I am enrolled in a master in CS, and finished all course work. Professors were happy with my work and I managed a 3.7 GPA -good for my university- without too much effort. When it came to the thesis I had a lot of trouble, every problem was exciting right until the point when I settled on it, then it became uninteresting and bland. I eventually started working on a particular problem and had some preliminary results, not very promising, but something.
Then lots of things started to happen, with the end result that during the past six months later I changed jobs, sold my house, moved to a foreign country, married, but made no progress and had no contact with my advisor.
Now the question: I want to get back in touch and finish the degree as all-but-thesis is not a status I want to remain in. I would also like to change my advisor since my current one is not very engaged nor gives much time or attention to the advised students. Most of the students under my advisor finished six to 10 months after other students, despite no particular trend in the complexity of the thesis.
Is there any recommendations you can give as to how to word the first communication? I was planning on being simply honest and get to the point fast, but I have no clue if this is a good approach.
Thanks. If something is unclear please ask away, english is not my first language.