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How come I am constantly homesick when I'm at school even though I am an upper classman?

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Last Updated: 02/01/2021 at 1:58pm
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September 19th, 2016 2:01am
There is no place like home. That's not just a saying. Feeling home sick is not wrong, its just a feeling.
October 2nd, 2016 2:17am
I always feel like that, and I'm in college. I'm just very connected with my family and my house, and being away is sad and lonely, I miss them, maybe that's what you are feeling also.
October 2nd, 2016 6:25pm
I don't think homesickness should be limited to ages. :) Why it only shows you love it there! If not, perhaps it wouldn't be missed at all. If anything, that's a wonderful fact in your life.
December 20th, 2016 9:57pm
It is hard to leave your friends and family no matter how long you've been away. Sometimes it even gets worse the longer you've been in school. Try to find things you enjoy and things that will help you meet new people.
October 8th, 2016 3:35am
Well most people get home sick is because they miss there family, which is not a bad thing at all. If anything I would think your mom or dad loves that you love them that much. Also, college is hard and what better way to deal with the stress of college then to go home. Maybe when you go home you get recharged and then are able to go back to college. I think it is perfectly normal to go home when you miss your family. Also, when I was in my bachelors degree I would go home at least 1 or 2 times a month. So your not alone. Also, if you do not want to be homesick and want to find ways to reduce it there are many options and tricks you can do to help fight that urge. Best of luck in school!
February 27th, 2017 5:39pm
In college you move around a lot--new classes, new classmates, new dorms--and even if you love your school you may not feel as "settled" as you do in a more permanent residence, like your home. Plus you probably miss your friends, family, and familiar environment, which is totally natural no matter how long you've been away.
October 3rd, 2017 5:04am
For a long time of your life you were living in your hometown or wherever your home was and you felt comfortable there and you liked it. And now all of a sudden you were replanted to this new life and that's cool. But sometimes you just yearn for the times you spent at home, because it's comfortable and safe and a part of you wherever you go, 'home is where the heart is,' after all.
February 12th, 2018 6:13am
Have you been feeling more stressed out lately? Have you been enjoying going to school? Do you anticipate enjoying school? Is this a new feeling? Ask yourself some questions and don't be afraid to explore this feeling.
February 1st, 2021 1:58pm
Home is a place where you feel safe and comfortable, and that is a really good thing. School can be stressful at times, because there are lots of things to deal with - academic pressure, social interactions, etc. It is normal to miss a safe place, and it is a good thing that you have such a place in your life. It might help to make some connections at school, with friends or teachers, that can anchor you and give you a sense of security at school, too. It might be a different kind of "safe", but it could be place away from home that you feel comfortable at, and that's a good thing to learn to achieve.