living away from home

@janjabu (110)
January 31, 2007 11:50am CST
this is the first time that i've left home to live somewhere else. i'm quite close with my sisters, so the day i left was a real tear-fest at the airport. however, in the seven months that i've been here, i've learned to get used to the fact that i'm ten hours away by plane, and that there's a five-hour time difference between us. but today, chatting with them online, i suddenly felt so alone, living far away from them, and i couldn't help but cry. has anyone experienced something like this? what's the best way to get over homesickness, and fast?
2 responses
@bulutoy2k (176)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
Being away from your family would really make you homesick. I guess a regular phone call or chatting with them would lessen our being homesick. Other ways of not being homesick is diversifying in other things like mingling with other people so that we can forget our being homesick. Hope this give you an idea on getting rid of being homesick.
@janjabu (110)
• Qatar
2 Feb 07
Yes, thank you for the tip. For my first seven months here I think I was doing okay but then there are just some times that it's really hard to get over the fact that I'm living so far away. I've tried watching all sorts of series such as Friends, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, etc. but at the end of the day it boils down to the fact that they're so far away. I'm sure it'll get better. Thanks again for your comment!
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I've been studying away from home for more than two years and I do feel the same thing when I'm about to leave home after a 2-week vacation. The highest peak of homesickness usually starts the moment I board the plane until the first week of being in school. I always cry upon remembering those moments I spent at home... so I had lasting thoughts about them. I agree with you that the more I communicate with them, this feeling of loneliness is trigerred by something I cannot even explain. As much as I would want to talk to them everyday, I try not to because it would only make me feel sad. I'm deciding not to go home this summer because I feel that spending a 2-month vacation at home could only intensify my loneliness the moment I leave. I think if you're having a closer relationship with you family, you can't get over homesickness. You may be able to forget about it from time to time but you can hardly get away with it especially when you are surrounded with people having their families with them. But still, I try to combat homesickness by going it with my friends. I sometimes watch movies alone... I don't know why but it's a good relief despite watching it alone.