Missing your friends

@kookay (11)
Singapore
December 12, 2008 8:52am CST
I've been away from my hometown for 3 months now and I am missing my friends so much. My only means of communication to them is through the internet (yahoo messenger, emails, friendster and the likes). But they are not online every time, sometimes they will just leave messages or send comments and etc. I make friends here and do stuff with them but nothing can really replace your old friends. Did anyone of you feel or felt this way? May you please share with me things you did to overcome this.
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28 responses
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
hey there. yes i do miss my friends. sigh... happy mylotting and happy holidays.
@eshwarik (180)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Yes, I miss my friend so much some times I feel I should go and meet her. Then I'll just call and talk to her until I am satisfied we talk about so many thing our children their activities, she gives me ideas she shares recepies. I think pick up the phone and call.
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
I know how you feel.I'm feeling the same way.To know why,pls refer to my discussion.Title is "And they took him away..." I miss him so much.I hope you'll help us pray that we'd see each other again before Christmas.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
14 Dec 08
My husband is experiencing the same. He lives here with us and all his family and most of his friends live on the other side of the country. He misses them terribly especially at Christmas time. We try to fly over to visit as much as we can but it is expensive and he cannot always get the time off work. The internet and the phone are a great help as you know and so is WebCam. Try focusing on making new friends, it won't make you miss your old ones any less, but at least you can have some fun and enjoy life where you are now, by the way I have added you as a friend!
• United States
13 Dec 08
Although there is nothing that you can do to replace your old friends, you can frind comfort in your new friends. Try to get to know some of them better, spend time with them and hang out. Figure out some of the things that you have in common. Try to stay in touch with your old friends too. If you are out of town and away from homends like you can't do much about changing the situation, just do what you can.
• India
13 Dec 08
i can understand your prob.not only u that suffering with this problem but many of them has the same. u said that u r far away from u r friends n u are unable to reach through net but only with your comments.then just do one thing when ever u feel free sometimes on vacations just ask them to plan outing and u can spend sometime with them and u enjoy a lot with them.to get some thing is to lose one thing is the best frame for all of us in the present situation.
• China
13 Dec 08
Hello Kookay sometimes i do have a feeling to miss my friends or my parents when i away home for a a few days... I am not really always away from home,that is why hehe...
• China
13 Dec 08
I am sorry to hear that but i think you can make a phone to you old friends.Even if there are busyness,they would be answer the phone.
@dehong (152)
• China
13 Dec 08
missing,of cause.but you should make another new friends to induce your missing.everybody has your experience,but you should know,no one can stay with you in your whole life.
@goodtogo (150)
• Pakistan
13 Dec 08
i also miss my friends a lot.the times i used to spend in my university are the golden times.i cherish those times.
@goodtogo (150)
• Pakistan
13 Dec 08
I do miss my friend ,i have my best friend in australia far away ,i really count days when he'll be back ..
• Indonesia
13 Dec 08
i actually not too connected with my friends in here, well just some of them but i only felt like u did with some ppl. maybe just to 1 or 2 persons. i feel connected more with my friend i knew from online thingy, from hi5. they r the greatest til now, i dont know why. i feel missing them almost everyday lol. if i havent talk to them more thn 3 days at all arghhhh i would feel sth is missing like i lost the half of me loool. i do have a male bestfriend but i cant feel like that coz i have a man hahaha..
• United States
13 Dec 08
I totally feel that way in a different way. I went to military school with over 100 other kids. I haven't seen or talked with any of them since. It sucks because it was a tough thing to go through and I miss them.
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
i do love my friends. and when one of my friends who needs to go to different places i felt sad. it was just 3 of my friends are now in different parts of the world. and i quite felt happy quite felt sad. happy cause they have now there own carrer path sad cause they wont be here when theres a celebration to be celebrate or if i had a someone to talk to and to feel there prensence. but i do email them a lot and we chat but theres a big diffence when they were here right besides me.
• United States
13 Dec 08
Hey kookay ~ I myself have moved many times away from friends and family and I too miss them. Its only been 3 months since you left, but what I found that helped me was to stay busy and get involved in other activities. I joined a health club, which is a great way to meet people, a church which is also a great way to net work and you will start to build a new life in your new town. Its hard, but with time it gets easier and then you start to realize that when you do get a chance to talk to friends and or family from your hometown, you appreciate it that much more!!!! Stay busy, you will be ok and you will adjust!!! Shihtzumama
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
I miss my friends so badly that whenever I think of them I almost cry. Sometimes my husband will make fun of me because I will keep quite for a while then I will shout after just to lt go of the feelings I have within my heart. My job is to organize and host missionaries from other countries who come to help with my organization to hold Christmas parties for the unfortunate children in some palces here in the Philippines. So, just two weeks ago we were with 13 Americans working side by side. and ofcourse I get to know them since I went to places with them almost everyday. Three days ago we say said our goodbyes and dropped them off at the airport. Before I would love to see the airport because I have this dream that one day me myself will be leaving in that airport too. But now, since we always drop friends there... I became to hate it. I hate dropping off my friends there. But there is nothing I can do about it. which is a reality. I know it will take time for me to accept that they live a hundred mile away from me. But thanks to facebook and emails anyway!
@Polly289 (269)
• New Zealand
13 Dec 08
Yes, I have had this feeling. I moved away from my home of 24 years and had to make a new place for myself and my children a couple of hundred miles away from where I was. I know it's hard but new friends and a new life can be made. It all depends on you and how well you adjust. It's not that you've lost your old friends you have simply gained more friends. I still keep in contact with the ones I knew, albeit infrequent, but I now have new ones or, should I say, a new family because I consider any friend to be a part of my family. A really extended family. There is a saying (not sure where I heard it) but it goes something like this: "Friends come into your life and are there for a short while or maybe even a lifetime". Be joyous you have had friends and such good ones. There's nothing better than a good friend. Keep in touch. They must have a phone? Ring them from time to time.
@rajeshank (253)
• India
12 Dec 08
yup i miss lot of my friends all went abroad for studies.. now feeling lonely without them..same they feel from there..but i am waiting for the day when they return...that day makes me happiest day ever after long bored days.. keep on waiting days not came yet..:(
• India
12 Dec 08
yeah i know its called beign home sick i can talk to them like u are but remember u lose friends and u make new friends over time so u shud try to mingle with hte ppl u now know in ur new place happy lotting and have a nice day! :D
@mkmoney (468)
12 Dec 08
i have just started college this september and i started missing by mates from school most of them went to a different college to me and i miss hanging around which them and joking around, i have made new mates at college but the mates back in school went to my primary school and secondary school which is like more then 11 year, so i miss them a lot specially my best mate aswell. but it happens to everyone and thats life.