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I Am Homesick

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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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    DAOZ DAOZ 18-21, F Aug 10

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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.
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Nov 10

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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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    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 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 Dec 17

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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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    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 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 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

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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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    You probably won't read my post.

    If you do you won't care. I already know that. It's not that I need you to care for me. I write here because it makes me feel like maybe I'm not alone here. I'm 3000 miles away from home. Away from my fiancé. My dad. My best friend. My house. My dog. Everything that I have...
    thatguyoverthere93 thatguyoverthere93 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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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

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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

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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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    For the first time in a very,

    very long time I sense opportunity. I moved away in hopes of experiencing the life that someone my age should be engulfed in. After landing a job that surrounds me in two of my most favorite things (coffee and books) I can finally finish my education. Unlike my old city this one...
    RebootMe RebootMe 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    So far away from home

    and i miss my dad. I want to run to him and hug him right now :(
    gaeainchaos gaeainchaos 22-25, F Jun 4

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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 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

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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 am homesick, but I'm not

    even sure I have a home to be sick for.
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F Jun 5

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    I just moved to London from 1000 km away.

    Everything is new and exciting. Luckily I'm staying with my sister, so it's not like I am totally alone. But my cat at home just died, and I'm really starting to miss my pets, family & friends back home. My sister is awesome and includes me with her group of friends and we spend...
    StraightJacketFashion StraightJacketFashion 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    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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    I've come here to vent

    and maybe some of you can offer advice please! I'm from the UK and have been living in Mexico with my boyfriend and his family since June, they're all busy working and getting on with daily activities but I on the other hand literally have nothing to do! I can't go out alone...
    jessiicaaa1995 jessiicaaa1995 18-21, F Oct 8

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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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    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

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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

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    I moved away from my family a little over a

    year. words cannot describe how much I miss them :(
    TouchTheSkyWithMe TouchTheSkyWithMe 22-25, F Jun 20

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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 2 Responses Sep 25

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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'm feeling homesick </3

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

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    Senior year. Football games,

    super fans, tailgating, dances, bonfires and parties. Homecoming, the highlight of any American High Schoolers life, next to Prom. Here, there is no homecoming dance, no school bonfire and no school tradition. At home, there was a bonfire, festival, games, tailgating and of...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25

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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...
    TheFarmerAsACorpse TheFarmerAsACorpse 18-21 May 12, 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...
    InPlaidWeTrust InPlaidWeTrust 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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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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    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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    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

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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 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 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 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 36-40, F Mar 7

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    It's weird. I always get incredibly homesick

    after seeing my parents and seeing my hometown, but my parents are now moving house (and this is the house I've lived in for my entire childhood). I'm a few hrs away but will be working soon, and I'm petrified. I guess I feel like I'm losing them, and home. I begged my mother to...
    caroarevalo caroarevalo 22-25, F Apr 23

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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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    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...