I Miss Home
I currently live in the UK, and enjoy it, though there are many things about home that I miss. I miss my family, my friends, my career, crickets, and good ol' Illinois weather too.
I met a Brit on a business trip some years back, and we had a long distance relationship until we married, at which point I sold my house and car, packed my bags, and moved here to begin our life together. What I hadn't realised until I got here was that I hadn't really known my husband, only the side he wanted me to see. He had treated me as chatel as soon as I arrived. I knew I had made a mistake, but spent the next 6 years trying to make the best of it, which is hard to do when you are dealing with someone who is contolling and domineering. It was made more difficult because I had no friends over here. Well, I had plenty of aquaintence friends, and friends from work, but not a close friend to confide in and do things with.
Eventually, as my husband was always out of the country on business, he filed for divorce. It was a great relief, and I am now still struggling to bring this to conclusion. Even now he is trying to still control and threaten me. He puts up road blocks when it comes to actually releasing me, and he knows that my mother is dying. I need to get back home. After having the police out to the house one of the girls from work came forward and offered me lodging at her home. There is a God. We have become like sisters.
Anyway, I miss home. I will be starting over once I get there, but I welcome the chance!