(Closed) How do you cope with homesickness?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
2889 posts
Sugar bee

It’s hard to be away from your support system. I too struggled after moving thousands of miles away from my “home.” Five years later, I still strugle with bouts of homesickness. However, it really helped me to make friends here. Look for a local sport club or another organization you are interested in or take a course. Not only does it give you something to look forward to you can make new friends with common interests. I found I made the best friends at work. Also, I taught English at a local language school for awhile for the social benefits of working with others who spoke my language and were also in a new city. That was a huge first stwep in feeling not alone. I find that talking to my best friends from home helps a lot too and turn to Skype or Facebook when I’m feeling particuarly homesick. I miss my family and especially when they are getting together for Thanksgiving or another Holiday. I have started calling on speaker phone during family gatherings which is a great way to get a nice dose of the whole family at once and remember the comfortable chaos of holidays. That may be a bit dangerous if you are also homesick. Finally, I find it helps me to talk with Darling Husband about it if I am really struggling and to plan visits home in advance so I have some time to look forward to visiting. I have not been home since our wedding last Sept. and don’t have a trip planned at present which is a huge change from last years when I was in the US quite frequently and always tagged a day or 2 on to visit home. Good luck and fel free to PM me if you need some encouragement.

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