Not Ready Yet

By @n.J
May 22, 2017 7:34am CST
Hubby has confirmed. We're going home next week. I am not ready to leave yet. It's as if we just came here yesterday. Two months just slipped by. I thought my husband was not serious when he mentioned last week that he wanted to go back to Philippines. Just the thought of it gives me a lot of stress. From the loonies in the hood, hot and humid weather, heavy traffic, crimes and constantly complaining and nagging mom just , oh my , these make me go crazy. I have gained 12kilos in two months and I am sure, I will shed all that I gained in a couple of weeks. We came here with a thought that we'll never go back this time. But my husband changed his mind. He said, "one more, let's try one more year in the Philippines"
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@SIMPLYD (81346)
• Philippines
23 May 17
What made him change his mind , when all that you don't like here in the Philippines will be encountered again?
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23 May 17
He is stressed with her two adult siblings who are jobless. Aside from that, he suggested that we sell our house in the Philippines first.
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@SIMPLYD (81346)
• Philippines
24 May 17
@Iam_jauntyjen So, he wants to come home and see what they are doing to earn a living or maybe find them jobs?
24 May 17
@SIMPLYD his siblings are in Korea
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@m_audrey6788 (13662)
• Philippines
22 May 17
Oh my..the way you described it, makes me think that you will get stressed in the Philippines but I guess your husband is right..There is no harm in trying..
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22 May 17
oh yes, especially our neighbor.
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• Philippines
22 May 17
@Iam_jauntyjen ..Oh I had the same feeling like yours..sad to say..I miss my family in the Philippines but I can not help thinking of being stressed there again..I really know how you are feeling right now..but who knows things might have been changed there..
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22 May 17
@m_audrey6788 oh my compatriot! haaay why oh why Pilipinas! lol. I remember one night, I fell asleep and forgot to close our window. When I woke up,my lappy was gone. What happened to our country?
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@Courtlynn (57475)
• United States
22 May 17
So where are you now?
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23 May 17
Korea
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@Courtlynn (57475)
• United States
23 May 17
@LadyDuck (170143)
• Switzerland
22 May 17
Why did he change his mind? I thought you were better there than in the Philippines. I am so sorry.
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23 May 17
It's really more convenient here. My daughter gets free immunization, 100 usd as monthly allowance until four years old, free education from pre-school to middleschool. But he gets stressed with his two siblings.
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@LadyDuck (170143)
• Switzerland
23 May 17
@Iam_jauntyjen He should listen to nobody, but his own wife and stay where you are.
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@Shiva49 (13739)
• Singapore
23 May 17
I have been away from by birth country for half my age and that is more than few decades! I get used to where I live and is tough to relocate back to even my home country! So I empathize with your predicament and may be you both can think it over - siva
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 May 17
Oh I'm sorry. =( I hope things go better than your expecting.
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@Essjayd (1619)
22 May 17
Where are you at the moment? I feel sorry for you if you truly don't want to go back.
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@hereandthere (32437)
• Philippines
22 May 17
why do you think he changed his mind?
@Kandae11 (40188)
22 May 17
You can decide together and give it one more year. Hopefully things do work out.