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I Am Homesick

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    Holidays Away From Family

    This is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but here I sit 1000 miles from my family and friends for the 6th holiday season in a row.  In laws are coming over, but with them come drama every at every "family" gathering.  For the 6th year in a row, I can't afford to...
    TXschoolin TXschoolin 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    Pre-homesickness

    Warning: Lots of teenage rants. You are fore-warned! So I am feeling pre-homesickness, if such term exist. The thought of leaving home for a period of 9 months had me in tears. To think I still have a month, 2 weeks and one day left before leaving, heck, who is counting. Since I...
    xueh xueh 18-21, F Jan 16, 2013

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    It's So Stupid

     I'm home, or more correctly this is supposed to be my home my family lives here and I'm born here and everything but I keep missing my stepfamily and I feel so bad because when I lived with them I didn't miss my real family. I mean I'm starting to become sad you know, i cry...
    azzur azzur 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2009

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    Strangely, Yes, Even Though I ...

    Strangely, yes, even though I am a fully formed adult person in middle age and own my own home, I am still homesick.  I miss the house I grew up in and the people I grew up with and the way the world was back then.
    Mandragora Mandragora 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2007

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    Getting better. Been here

    for 8 months now and it's slowly beginning to feel more and more like home. Granted, the place I still (and will undoubtedly always) consider home is close on 1000 kilometers away, it's not so bad once you get used to it. I'm grateful for having had the opportunity to be in the...
    louisthepearl louisthepearl 22-25, F 5 Responses May 20, 2014

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    To me, home is where the music is.

    I'm not at home right now. And I don't always get to be home all the time. I miss it.
    TheChi TheChi 16-17, F Mar 13, 2015

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    A year and a half after leaving California,

    homesickness hit me hard. The thing is, there's nothing wrong with where we live now in the South. It's beautiful, people are so friendly, slower pace of life, and you can have a really nice home without depleting your savings. I miss the crisp, clean, sea air, being able to...
    Alexakay Alexakay 41-45, F Jul 19, 2015

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    I am really starting to miss the UK,

    so i have been listening to Rizzle Kicks,Bastille and Lily Allen.I am so sick of this place (Turkey).I miss my home and my family.šŸ˜¢
    PYazmin PYazmin 13-15, F Mar 16, 2015

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    I Miss the Proper Sorts of Trees.

    I've been in this city for 2 years, but I still don't belong here.  My parents and my baby are still back where I came from.    I cried when I missed my baby's first day of kindergarten.  I should have been there.  Every time I get on...
    Lumpfish Lumpfish 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    Under The Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

    I really miss the states. I would give anything to return home. I never thought I would ever say this. There is no place like home. I pray I make it. Its like I when I got on that plane to come here, I left a child behind. I have seen so many things. So many different people. A...
    HarryO25 HarryO25 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    I'm just starting to miss my friends back at

    home. Feeling a bit lonely :P at least I got my friends here
    ilovepie12345 ilovepie12345 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    I miss the water most of all.

    The family my friends, of course I miss them but there is always a way to contact them. But it's the water surrounding me and seeping in through my pores that I cannot seem to get a hold of in this concrete jungle of a city. Even though I live in an island the waters here are un...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 26-30, F Apr 25, 2015

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    Zigzy Zigzy 26-30, F Jul 5, 2015

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    Still not coping. I don't know

    if I ever will. As soon as I cross the border I just lose my mind and can't think straight. I miss my mum so much and I just want family nearby. What is wrong with me? It's been years, literally.
    caroarevalo caroarevalo 22-25, F Mar 15, 2015

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    Away From Home

    The gloomy weather when the plane took off was a reflection of my mood. I remembered how I hugged my mother and her sweet smell before I went into the boarding room. I hugged her hard but somehow, it was not enough. I knew that my family would give me phone calls when I am at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 3, 2011

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    I think I've made a mistake by moving

    so far away from the people I love the most. My new life and friends here are great, but nothing compares to being surrounded by people who know me inside and out. I'm trying to give it more time to see if I'll feel better, but today I just want to pack my things and go back to...
    biologynerd91 biologynerd91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2014

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    My aunt has cats. I'm

    both allergic and irritated by how loud they are at night. Oh, and bugs keep landing on me. I miss my dorm room.
    Limeysnow Limeysnow 22-25, F Jul 20, 2015

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    I wrote earlier about being homesick

    for California. The thing is, I'm not sure where I'm homesick for. My family moved across the country TO California right before my senior year of high school. Only a year in that town then moved to a beach town in Southern California where I met my husband and stayed for over 2...
    Alexakay Alexakay 41-45, F Jul 20, 2015

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    I decided to run away from "home" on a 3 week

    overseas vacation and I'm only 6 days in and feeling so isolated and lonely. Travelling alone is just a reminder of being all by myself no matter where I am and even though "home" feels bad, being away doesn't feel much better. I'm so homesick but I know once I get back to where...
    ClazzyGalXO ClazzyGalXO 31-35, F Sep 4, 2015

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    It's 1:30am and I'm unable to sleep

    because I can't get over feeling nothing but homesick... Homesick for a home that is 5 miles away. Homesick for a bed that I miss with every fiber in my being, homesick for the man that I normally lay next to... Homesick for our usual routines. I have to stay away for 1 week...
    SnowStorm00 SnowStorm00 18-21, F Jun 17, 2015

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    I'm 13 and a few years ago my family moved

    across the world, away from where I spent most of my childhood. I really miss it. I've become depressive, and gained anxiety because I'm not there.
    LittleGhostCat LittleGhostCat 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2015

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    Little Town Life..

    I am so homesick, I have come to a point where I just want to be back in louisiana. I loved it there, I spent my whole life there. I dont miss the drugs, the abuse, or the pain, but I miss feeling like I belong. I dont belong in this big city it just isnt me. I like living out...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    I am a sophomore and very blessed to go to a

    great school like Purdue. However, I always get homesick. I love my parents and my comfort of home. I also love Purdue, but it always kills me when I have to head back. I love my hometown and my state(IL). Is this normal?
    bhav14 bhav14 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2015

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    Last day of my vacations tomorrow.

    ..i had some great expƩriences and fun...but it will be good to be back home!
    thinpink thinpink 22-25, F May 8, 2015

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    I recently moved to the UK

    for graduate school, but I miss the city where I did my undergrad every day. I was only in that city for four years but it became home for me in a way I've never known before; every breath felt like life and growth and love. I'm visiting for New Years', and I have no idea how I...
    moxieinterstellar moxieinterstellar 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2015

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    Excited to have finally made a decision on

    whether or not to stick it out in a harsh busy city, chasing a dream to the point of absolute struggle/exhaustion. I am so truly excited about what this re-evaluation can mean. Anything can truly happen. If you want something bad enough, you won't accept there's only one road to...
    Ariadni8 Ariadni8 26-30, F Mar 17, 2014

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    I miss my people. I'm

    so tired of being the new girl and feeling lonely. It seems as soon as I get settled, I end up on to the next one. I wish I could keep my RoDs closer. :((((
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 12, 2014

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    I hate having homesick .

    :( . Especially we. I have to go out and i get like that . I went to go see my dad today . And i wasnt happy that i got to see him . It felt weird .
    Ddghhtddghyg Ddghhtddghyg 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

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    I am a sophomore in highschool

    who moved to OR from GA two years ago and it has driven me into a deep depression. I hate my friends here and i hate my life here. I want to get away even now as I am writing this i have so much hatred and sadness that i cannot think straight.
    emslife emslife 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    I Know It Will Pass

    I don'y get homesick very often and I know it will pass.I live in Australia but my home will always be Ireland.I have had such a full on week I think I've experienced every emotion this week. I have been floating on a wee cloud most of the week because my partner and I have...
    annabellef annabellef 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    I am in Germany until Monday

    for a sled hockey camp. I haven't even been gone 24 hours and I'm so homesick and crying because I want to go home.
    BrendanJMeyers BrendanJMeyers 18-21, M Oct 28, 2015

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    i cried like a someone had died last night.

    my husband couldn't do anything to stop me for one hour. i miss my parents, my grandparents, my dogs and my fish. When i came here, there was nothing to hold me back. I came for love and we got married. But i miss my real home so much and it hurts really bad. :((
    Zigzy Zigzy 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2015

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    I feel homesick often.

    Even at home, I feel empty or like I miss something. My parents are divorced and I don't know if that's why. I feel the same when I'm with either of them, so it's probably something else. It's also like I'm suppose to do something, or I'm meant to do something. All I can imagine...
    Arietis3302 Arietis3302 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2015

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    Well Kinda....

    I am not really homesick, but where I am right now, it doesn't feel like a home to me anymore. It never did feel like home, that was until my boyfriend moved in, and than it was home for me, and it was so nice. I felt loved, and felt like I was really home. Now he is gone, and so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 22, 2009

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    Not Anymore!

    I haven't seen my family or friends in over a year, yesterday I was so homesick to a point that I almost packed up and went back. I decided to call a couple people and THANK GOD I did. Every person I talked to did nothing but '*****" and "moan" about one thing or another. This...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 28, 2011

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    Not only that :( but my two young brothers got

    into a fight and now they are arrested, I cry myself to sleep every night.. I wanna go home and hug them but instead I'm stuck in this horrible place all alone having no friends to talk to or a person to be with :"( .. I really need someone to talk to.. Anyone.. Anybody
    brokenheartsmileyface brokenheartsmileyface 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2015

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    Home for me is Kansas City,

    Missouri. A long way from where I live. I have family there who I'm very close to. They feel more like family to me than my immediate family. I miss them so much tonight. I wish I was with them tonight. I feel so homesick.
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 18-21, F Jul 2, 2015

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    Let me explain how you redefined my definition

    of home. You are much older than myself so I do hope you can understand how I felt -- after all, you are my Mother. Do you remember that maple tree in our backyard? The thick roots that weaved in and out of the ground like thread? Dad hated those roots, they broke the lawn mower...
    Myplethora Myplethora 22-25, F Feb 1

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    The Sky Is Not Cloudy All Day

    The last few weeks have been a complete whirlwind. There was prospect that we may need to move, but in the end, we were given only two weeks notice of the need to relocate from Perth, Western Australia to Baku, Azerbaijan which was a challenge to say the least. It did not give...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 4 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    I have been away from home

    for just under a week. I love to travel and I am grateful to be abroad for a semester to discover this new environment. But today, I can't stop crying. I miss my mother who I always could not stand back home. I have been crying for a full day and it feels terrible. I really...
    Tristark Tristark 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2015

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    I have lived in California my entire life,

    40 years. My husband's job transferred him to NYC. It's only been a few weeks and there are many wonderful people and places on the East Coast but I can't begin to explain the ache in my heart for my friends and family. These are friendships that took years to build up. I...
    Janinnj Janinnj 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2015

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    1,150 Miles Away From Home

    Two years ago this month I moved to South Florida from Philadelphia, PA. Even going to boarding school for my high school years didn't prepare me for this. I believe that because I knew that I would eventually go home, I was able to be okay, function and not really think twice...
    InPlaidWeTrust InPlaidWeTrust 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Everyday gets worse. Thinking of graduation

    makes it worse. I want to graduate at home, with my friends where I belong. Not here where I am an outcast, alone. I miss home. I miss Adam. I want to be with him and Sophie and Jules and Holly on graduation day. I don't even know if i will be able to go home again before I...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 18-21, F May 1, 2015

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    Oh I Just Want To Go Home For Crying Out Loud

    I miss my friends, my family, the views from my dad's balcony. I even miss the morning smell of the valley. I miss the farmers driving by on their tractors, winking at me in their perverted manner. I want peace and quiet and instead I wake up everyday in city that resembles my...
    louisthepearl louisthepearl 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Scared This Will Never Go Away...

    I started college five weeks ago and I still feel sad a lot of the time. I'm four hours away form home, but that number doesn't really matter at all to me. I miss my life, my friends, my family, my town! I am having a good time here, but sometimes, when I walk into my dorm room...
    hccook92 hccook92 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2010

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