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I Am Homesick

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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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    Crybaby

      To get it started, I moved here where I currently live from the Philippines 3 years and 2 months ago. That was too long ago, in my opinion. I miss is there. Many, many things we're so different. Our culture, our tradition, our happiness. Comparing both places, America...
    shadowedfantasies shadowedfantasies 16-17 Jun 23, 2013

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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...
    LenaDoll LenaDoll 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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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

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    Crazy For Going Back Home, But I Am Caught Up:(

    I am a fulbright student, I am doing MBA in the US, I came from a developing country. Initially the problems I faced for finding a home and then the pressure of studies just after I found a home. The studies were not tough but I lagged behind the amount of work since I was busy...
    royasaqib royasaqib 26-30 Nov 15, 2012

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    Studying Abroad

    So I decided to study abroad back in 2011. I did so last year at this time and had a wonderful time. Because of this, I decided to come back again this year. I've been gone for three weeks and I'm pretty miserable. I don't know what happened, what is different, but I miss my mom...
    LJKK LJKK 22-25 Mar 6, 2013

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    San Francisco

    i left my beautiful home in search of my dreams. nyc is the city of dreams but my dreams does not look like it is going to happen. sometimes i still talk to her but very time i talk to her, it always seems that she's talking about me. She said," you left your kids and they just...
    sfdrboy sfdrboy 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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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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    Home Sick

    I am so homesick. I went away to college, and it is all the way across the country. I want to go home sooooo bad. I know I am plenty old enough to leave home, but I just can't help feeling the way I feel. I know I should get out and meet kids, but I feel so sad that if...
    flowerpower35 flowerpower35 18-21 2 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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    boxiebrown boxiebrown 18-21, F Sep 1, 2008

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    hey guys. i don't know

    why i'm doing this, just feel like sharing out my feelings. perhaps it'll help perhaps it won't. well, I'm currently studying in the UK, i have classes 2 days a week so i'm bored as hell. i have nothing to do. and i miss home. i miss my mum, i miss my family, and i miss my ex...
    homesick123 homesick123 18-21 Mar 11

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    I Am At The Other Side Of The World... Alone

    Since 7th grade my dream was winning a scholarship and leaving my country. In 10th and 11th I did all the scholarship work: SATs, TOEFL, applications, extracurricular activities, etc. I applied to a scholarship in Taiwan, at the other side of the world. In April, I had the...
    herewithmee herewithmee 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    Homesick And Abroad

    For my entire college career, I have dreamed of studying abroad somewhere. And now I am this semester. I left March 3, and was planning on going back July 26th. But I am so so so homesick and upset. I have been here for a month, and barely feel any better. I have been waking...
    buttercup921 buttercup921 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2011

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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 get regular anxiety

    and panic attacks and I'm on a trip to Vietnam which is meant to be fun and relaxing but it's only day 3 and I'm bed riden with panic attacks and homesickness and I feel like such a failure and fluctuate between just desperately want to go home and staying and sticking it out (4...
    KerrieN KerrieN 22-25, F Apr 3

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    Loneliness At Its Best

    I've been in this new country for three months now and lately I've been missing home. People I got to know here disappointed me in every possible ways.. I've been talking to other expats who made this new country their new home but I feel like I can't do the same. "Home is where...
    annly annly 16-17, F Oct 24, 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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    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 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    So Far Away...

    It seems my true home is so far way. Somewhere up north, in the canadian area. I'm sure that place was probably burned to the ground a long time ago for other houses to be built. But it was my home. With the lake, the mountain, and the forest. It was all home for me. I can't even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13, 2013

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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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2007

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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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    Homesick? No, the location doesn't matter.

    I miss my friends. I miss my family. I miss waking up everyday knowing that, no matter what, the people i love will be there, right by my side. I just want to go home. After all, isn't home where the heart is? A picture is worth a thousand words, but a friend is worth a lifetime...
    Brettiferr Brettiferr 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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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 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    I feel like I am homesick,

    from a place I have never even been to. Except in my heart. Weird.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am away from home for almost 4 months

    now ... I have 1 year left till I finish what I travelled for I hope I can do it with out losing my mind LOL I'm very lucky to be able to travel and see the world and it's only temporarily I wish things at home will be better than the way it used to be " frustrated " 24/7...
    free0spirit free0spirit 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I Am Homesick And I Don't Know What To Do.

    Last year I decided to start university in the uk because where I live there are no opportunities and everything is just really bad. Now I'm here from monday and everything sucks! I've only met one nice person, my flatmates are awful and I don't know if I'm going to stay strong...
    Marta555 Marta555 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Homesickness - BBC Journalist Request

    Hello, I'm Tom Heyden and I'm a feature writer for the BBC in London. I'm doing an article about homesickness and would love to talk to people who have experienced it, or indeed are still experiencing it. Please get in contact with me (tomheyden88@gmail.com) if you are...
    tomheydenBBC tomheydenBBC 26-30 Jun 4, 2013

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    I moved here in August to be with my girlfriend.

    Now she is off the wagon and drinking again. I just want to go home!
    Wh1tegr1pr0blm3s Wh1tegr1pr0blm3s 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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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    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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    Being Homesick Sucks...

     So I'm just cruising along in life, coping with a divorce and a challenging but generally enjoyable job, when out of the blue I get an email from my first love. My childhood sweetheart. The one that I always wanted and thought I couldn't have. THE ONE and ONLY that I gave...
    cantcope cantcope 41-45 Aug 4, 2009

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    Not as homesick anymore,

    but still slightly from, I guess nostalgia, now. I didn't get to move out yet. I am still in this assisted living home. I thought at one time that I would go back downtown and had been happy about going home. I have never left my room that I had since then. I won't actually...
    jmintuck jmintuck 36-40 Feb 15

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    I Thought I'm Used To It, But....

    I was away from home since 13, having been in boarding school and university. Then, five years ago, I moved abroad for work. Dealing with homesickness was, I thought, quite easy and I usually am back to my old self after a few days of leaving home after a vacation. Boy, was I...
    Jan 8, 2013

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    College.

    I go to school 7 hours away from home and I miss my friends, my family and even my dog so badly. I miss good food. I miss driving. I miss cooking in my own kitchen. I miss sleeping in my bed. I miss not having a room-mate. I wish thanksgiving break was here now.
    sunnykisses sunnykisses 19-21, F Nov 7, 2007

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    I Wasn't Homesick Until Recently

    I remember that when I lived in my home town, all I wanted to do was get out. I wanted to go do things, and I wanted to go somewhere exciting. But where I am now isn't nearly as great as I expected. It's kind of like the saying, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone...
    frankota frankota 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 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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    Jersey.......Really????

    Once upon a time a girl met a boy and they we re instantly head over heels for each other. The only problem was the girl lived in Florida....and he lived in Jersey!!! So.....what was the logical solution???? Travel back and forth every two weeks for a year and a half...to help...
    Nessalee1212 Nessalee1212 41-45, F 1 Response May 29, 2013

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    I am 35 years old and currently on a trip

    overseas. I've been experiencing terrible homesickness since I arrived. I have one week left until I can leave, and for some reason 7 days seems like an eternity. I went away to college when I was 19 and remember feeling almost the same crushing, paralyzing feelings for the...
    Want2GoHome Want2GoHome 31-35, F Mar 7

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    Living in a family where all of your siblings

    love and care for you and then leaving them behind is tough. I am closest to my older brother who was like my dad growing up. I have such good memories with him. I also miss my two sisters who I love so much. My older sister is having a second child and I won't be there to see...
    JEJ22 JEJ22 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    Custody Issues

    Man, it SUCKS to be in the middle of a fight that doesn't concern you, and yet still be affected by it. I have been separated from my mother (step-mother, actually) who I grew up with, only to move 1,038 miles away and live with my biological mother that I haven't seen in eight...
    sajjystar98 sajjystar98 13-15 Jun 9, 2013

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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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    First Time Away From Home.

    I recently started college (In fact, I've only actually been there for ten days) and I am extremely homesick. I cry every day, I can't eat very much, I barely sleep. I'm at home for the weekend, and I can't even focus on having fun, because I am so afraid of going back. I've...
    bunnygrl07 bunnygrl07 18-21 1 Response Sep 4, 2010

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 22, 2009

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    I Miss Wv Like Nothing Else

    I have been living in NC for 9 years now, and it seems like for the past 5 years I have been missing my small little hometown in WV a little more every year. Now its to the point where I am just miserable where I live. I don't want to do anything or go anywhere, I just want to be...
    acmbr93 acmbr93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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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...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response May 12, 2013

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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'm feeling homesick </3

    and I like to talk about it
    alephsa alephsa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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