(Closed) I hate where I live

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m sorry you’re unhappy ๐Ÿ™ We move every few years- We’re both from Michigan, moving to Virginia was a big change.  I’ve found keeping myself busy and finding positive things to focus on helps.


Post # 4
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would see if you can find a painting class or ceramics or photography class or something similar at a community college. You might be able to meet some new people and find something you enjoy.

When I feel down, I do these painting class/wine tasting combo classes. They’re only a few hours, but so fun. I go alone, because I like to meet the new people. Plus I like having the me-time to escape a little bit!

Post # 5
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

hey… but by living in georgia, you could do disney world vacations for alot cheaper than you would if you lived like in the midwest or something. sure, in california you would be close to disneyland… but disney world has so much more!

so… there is my bright side for you.

and yes, i think of everything in it’s relation to disney world.

Post # 6
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m sorry you’re feeling this way! It’s funny though-I’m from Georgia and living in Albuquerque right now and I’m super homesick. Just goes to show you it’s all about perspective! Hopefully we’ll both be able to focus on the good ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
46600 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The reality is that there are nice people everrywhere and it’s the people that make the difference not the place.

I have moved a lot in my life and I encourage you to be the one who makes the first move to meet new friends. Invite people over for dessert and coffee or to watch a hockey game- anything!

Your attitude will have a lot to do with how you adapt to your new home.

Post # 8
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, it’s definitely hard when you do a big move like that.  Me and the Darling Husband moved from Philadelphia to Seattle.  We both aren’t a big fan of the area. It’s definitely different from where we used to live. I don’t mind it and I could live here a couple more years if I had to because of my pretty good job.  Darling Husband on the otherhand hates it.  Like you, we would prefer the Philadelphia weather over Seattle weather.  Plus, all of our friends and family are still on the east coast.  We might be moving back in a year or two.

Post # 10
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Have you checked out the music scene?  There’s a side of ATL that I didn’t see until I went to concerts and shows.  Nice people.  Friendly people.  Chill people.

Obviously, if music isn’t your thing, then there’s a simple solution: move to Charlottesville, VA.  I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t happy here.  They call it The Hook because those who leave always come back eventually.  ๐Ÿ™‚


I’m sorry…I’m not helping.  I’m being goofy!


Post # 11
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That totally sucks, sweetie. But you know – as pp’s have said, there really are great people everywhere. Sometimes you have to take the first step and show everyone else how friendly you are.

Post # 13
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that some of what you don’t like may be political/cultural?  If it is too conservative for your tastes, try doing activities that will bring you into contact with the more liberal side.  Others have suggested the music and arts scene, which is good advice. You could also volunteer with a political campaign, if you’re into that, or at a homeless shelter, women’s organization, or other cause you believe in. 

Post # 14
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MonAmi: I’m sorry you’re dealing with this. I’m a city girl to my very core and have been living in New Husband for about 4 years now. Needless to say, it’s not for me. I still have about 2 more to go up here, so I know it can be really really rough. How long have you been there? All I can say is it does get a bit easier eventually.  I’m not saying you’re ever going to love it there or anything, but my experience was that I was absolutely totally miserable at first and I’ve slowly gotten used to it and started to be able to focus on other things. Good luck!

Post # 15
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ugh, I’m sorry. I could have written this post, except replace Georgia with Tennessee and the West Coast for the Southwest. I have been in Knoxville (moved from Santa Fe, NM) since December and I am trying not to cry every day (usually failing).

I just keep reminding myself that I hated Santa Fe every day for 2 years, called my parents sobbing daily, every time I left I vowed never to return…… Then one day it clicked, and when I left after 7 years, I was fighting it tooth and nail.

We too are stuck here for a few years (FI has three kids here, that is why we came back).

I’m not anticipating loving Tennessee, but if I can get through a day without getting heartache thinking about the Rocky Mountains, it will be a good day. I hope you have the same outcome.

I wish you strength and good luck.

Post # 16
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have to kind of laugh because I’m the exact opposite.  Darling Husband is from GA and I went to school there and we can’t wait to eventually move back (we’re in TX now).  I lived in Southern CA for a while and was not a fan.  I got there and never understood why SoCal gets so much hype.  To each their own I guess!

I’ll second PPs that you really have to put yourself out there and make the first steps to meeting new people be that by checking out the music scene, taking a wine tasting/art/ceramics/etc class, signing up for a sports league, or inviting your neighbors over for dessert night.  Base you activity on what interests you and you enjoy and you can meet some new, like-minded people!

Also, try not to focus on how much you hate it.  You will never learn to appreciate anything about GA if you constantly focus on negatives.  It may not be your favorite place on earth and you may never love it, but always focusing on the negatives will just make you miserable.

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