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I Am Homesick

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 325 People

    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

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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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    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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    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've been at college

    for 8 weeks and I don't have any real friends because I am so shy and I'm just really uncomfortable here. The only thing saving me is my sister who is at the same school but even that isn't enough and I just can't stop crying I want to go home and be back in high school with all...
    dmbpal dmbpal 18-21, F Oct 16, 2014

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    Without a Home to Be Sick For

    I grew up in a family that moved around the state. I never had that place where I could claim as a childhood home. One of the most difficult things for me is answering the question, "Where are you from?" I never know what to say because I've lived in 15 different homes. Home...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2007

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    I am all alone in a new place,

    I am homesick for my one and only home even though it's not where I'm from, it's where I should be.
    rawrimaabby rawrimaabby 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2014

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    Pretty much the reason

    why I feel like crying.
    wherehorizonsmeet wherehorizonsmeet 16-17, F Feb 2

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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

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    Moving Too Quickly?

    I wanted to go to work right from leaving college. I did not realize that even the sounds of people's voices, or just knowing they were there, meant so much to me. Now I just feel afraid of the sounds I hear and I get into moods of weakness which suddenly become a strong urge to...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 May 12, 2013

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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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    "A son is a son until he takes a wife,

    a daughter is a daughter the rest of her life." Both my mother and father were fond of this saying and therefore said it often. I grew in years always knowing my duty to their well being, their property and their savings. As the oldest child, along with the continual...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I Moved Out Away From My Homes...

    I moved out away from my homestate of Mississippi back in March of this year. It's hard being away from my mom and dad because they are my biggest fans. They love me so much and I hate being this far away. I want to be able to see them when I can. Now, it takes me asking off...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    I want to go home. But the lack of vacation

    time makes it impossible. Just want to see my family and get a hug
    jojoaddi jojoaddi 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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 work in a school and go back to suffolk

    for the holidays- I'm not enjoying my job which makes it harder to leave. My home is where I feel my best, and I have hopes and dreams there. I go to work tomorrow and came back to London yesterday and I just feel so so sad. I want to be around my brothers and parents and be...
    Rosieb1993 Rosieb1993 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I miss hearing his sister yell at us to turn

    the TV down or listening to his brother spurt nonsense about nazis and conspiracies. Sometimes I miss hearing his parents argue about dinner or what to waste themselves on that night. I miss making fun of him for sleeping with a sleeping bag before he'd burry me in it or teasing...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 18-21, F Jan 12

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    I don't even know where to begin.

    .well..I started at a boarding school this August. My sister has been at this boarding school already for about a year now. Before I came here, I had heard a bit about it and all the stories sounded like the students had a lot of fun Here, although the work is quite challenging...
    jessneverknew jessneverknew 13-15, F Oct 22, 2014

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    About a year ago, I went to a two week summer

    camp about 3 hours from my house. It was the first time I was away from my parents for that long by myself and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. I was physically and emotionally sick, it was hard for me to speak without crying, and I couldn't/ didn't want to do...
    Katherine1212 Katherine1212 13-15, F Jul 26, 2014

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    DAOZ DAOZ 18-21, F Aug 10, 2014

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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.😢
    PYazmin PYazmin 13-15, F Mar 16

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    5 Days In.... :S

    I recently flew to canada from the uk, 6 days ago now to be precise. The town is beautiful (banff) and everyone is really friendly. im here for two months, and that already seems unbareable to me. Ive always been bad for homesickness, i used to stay at my friends about a 5 minute...
    ijmj ijmj 18-21 Mar 6, 2013

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    I am so homesick and I hate it.

    I hate it here. I just want to go home. I miss my friends and my school. I'm trying so hard and for a little bit it's okay. Then I get home and I feel so alone. It's just awful. I have no one to talk to I never thought I would miss it this much. I just want to go home and hug...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 18-21, F Sep 27, 2014

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    that I am. but there is no "home".

    ive never made any one place my home. what place there was I left many yrs ago and I know would never be my home again. I ling for the day. I can walk through the door and feel like "ahhh it feels good to be home." a place that I feel is my own. I will have it! I will find it.
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Nov 10, 2014

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    So I moved to the middle East just over a month

    ago, and it seems like everything is different from last time.... I came to Kuwait in July 2014 for a month then got offered a permanent position in November... During july I loved this place, everything appealed to me that time, now things are different.... Don't get me wrong...
    DNA011 DNA011 22-25, M Feb 17

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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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    Homesick again~ I finally have started to

    adjust to life here in the small town that we live in on Maryland's eastern shore. I mean we will only be here for about 11 more months. This gives me plenty of time to accomplish what I need to. What I wanted to do. And my bf will be finished up with his commitments. I enjoyed...
    simplysusan01 simplysusan01 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    I feel so homesick. Did you ever feel

    so left and alone, living in another country or maybe even not that, and feel so lost? Talk to me right here. I have a pain in my heart and it hurts so bad.
    melliam melliam 22-25, F Feb 1

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    homesickness should be established

    as a disease already! missing my home and every single creatures in it :(
    redpassion91 redpassion91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I don't even know where home is anymore.

    I've been trying to find it, but every time I feel it close it slips away. Home used to be with my mom, and before that it used to be with my grandparents. Now it's nowhere. I love my mom, and my grandparents lost me. I just wanna go home...
    Sophilu Sophilu 18-21, F Aug 24, 2014

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    I am at college, and I am terrified.

    I was so stupid. I thought I wanted to be as far away as possible, so I left my mom, three siblings, and my dog at home and moved over 1000 miles away. It took 27 hours to drive here. I almost didn't stay. All of my things unpacked, my family ready to drive back home, and I...
    CelineAdler CelineAdler 18-21, F Sep 25, 2014

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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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    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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    Missing Her...

    I love to travel, really I do. I don't, however, like to travel alone. I hate that for the past week, I've had to be away from home. I miss my dogs, and more importanlty, I miss my love. She misses me, too. So, I'm thrilled that tomorrow I get to be home for a day. It sucks...
    ord2act ord2act 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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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 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 moved to another country

    for work, and was so exited to go home for christmas. Now i'm home and it doesn't feel like "home" anymore :(
    wosj wosj 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    I am finishing my first semester of college.

    I like college and I consider myself to a pretty independent person. When I first started though, I could not think of any aspect of my home without crying. Now, I have become a bit more adjusted, but when I go home, my homesickness gets worse. I cannot stop dwelling over the...
    Luna156 Luna156 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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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 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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. :((((
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F Jun 12, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Homesick

    I took a job in another city which is two hours away from my home and I thought I would be alright. I am also supposed to be going to university in the Fall but I don't know if I can last. I have had to leave my spouse and my cat behind. My spouse has a very well paying job...
    karathine karathine 36-40 Jul 4, 2011

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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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