The Disease of Homesickness!
I am so grateful that I found this site, I was beginning to think I had totally lost my bearings.
In the past year, I left my home to marry a wonderful man in these, my golden years. I sold my home, my belongings, my life as I had always known it, to move 4000 miles away and begin a new life living partly on the road in a pop top van between a summer place and a winter place.
Little did I know that the adjustments would take over my emotional well being. Missing my family, grandkids, and not being able to be around for my great grandkids brought on this disease of homesickness beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
As this past year has passed, it has become easier, though I did have to talk with a counselor to give me inner strength to get a handle on the tears that seemed to be shed too easily. All the information and suggestions you mentioned are so true and helpful, it made me feel OK and better able to understand how I was feeling.
I left work, family, home, and jumped into this new life without really understanding the emotional and even physical, weariness that would happen to me. I can say that time does have a way of healing a sad heart and slowly you replace the lonesomeness with only intermittent longings.
I realize that it will not go away entirely but I have learned to adjust to all the changes that have, at times, overwhelmed me. I think women may have a more difficult time with this change than men, at least in my case that seems to be the way it is.
Both of us have learned that we have to talk out our feelings and not pretend everything is fine when it is not. Not only are we adjusting to each other but to this new life. It does get better every month.
Thank you again for this information, I am printing it out to reread whenever I have those "lost soul" inner tuggings on my heart.