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Old 03-24-09, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
Hey he started it! Id say quite a few things happened before and since your move (life love and work) so its normal to want to long for something more known. Give it a couple of months and see how it goes. wasnt your guy planning on moving down to CO at somepoint?
He's definitely willing to. But, we're not completely insane: If I'm going to lose my job, and he needs to find one coming out here, it'd be ridiculous for us to be out here unemployed. I'd be better off moving back, and him keeping his gig there.
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Old 03-24-09, 09:26 AM
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Old 03-24-09, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by artifice View Post
He's definitely willing to. But, we're not completely insane: If I'm going to lose my job, and he needs to find one coming out here, it'd be ridiculous for us to be out here unemployed. I'd be better off moving back, and him keeping his gig there.
Yeah the economy makes moving very difficult. Oh well, give it a little time and as you said go home think things through..

Also follow the advice of one my best friends. When confused, make with the sexes.. a lot. Everything gets cleared up
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Old 03-24-09, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
My marriage ended because of a similar situation. That being said it took me 7 or 8 months after moving to really get settled in and enjoy it (she stayed for about 5 months, 2 were were in the hospital and recovery). If you hold out and really make and effort to disconnect from homw you grow some roots and it will start feeling like home. It's been almost 2 years for me and now when I go back I don't like to stay more than a couple of days because I miss my new home.
I have a similar story. I grew up in farm country in northern MI and moved to Detroit for my ex. It took a solid 10 - 12 months to feel like I really had any connections here. All I thought about was going home. This past year when faced with the decision about whether to go "home" or stay here in Detroit, I felt that I had so many things to stay here for that I chose to stay. Give yourself some time to adjust. At least a year. If after a year, you are still feeling the same things, then consider the return.

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Old 03-24-09, 09:55 AM
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Old 03-24-09, 10:07 AM
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If I wasn't 3-4 hours away from family and friends since moving down here (DC from NJ), I'd definitely be homesick.

I see people from back home at least 1-2 times a month, and just got back from a vacation in Costa Rica with a bunch of buddies from home.

I wish I were in CO, but I couldn't find a job worth moving for there...
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Old 03-24-09, 10:08 AM
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Old 03-24-09, 10:12 AM
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you moved to CO in the winter, great for skiing, not so great for seeing how CO is better than MN (except you did notice how we don't have snow on the ground all the time, right?)

your bf is in MN. Fix that, one way or the other.

and like zorro say, do the full year. it's very much a four-season state, and you'll see.
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Old 03-24-09, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
Plus, Tude bakes u good cookies
Is that some kind of euphemism?
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Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
Is that some kind of euphemism?
sure, that works too
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Old 03-24-09, 10:14 AM
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Oh, boy, do I know the feeling. Even if my life is great in the US, and I love it, I sometimes still think of moving back to the Philippines even if I've already been here 5yrs and this is, for all intents and purposes, home to me. Family and friendship ties definitely are a reason for this; in my 5yrs here I don't feel like I've truly made any friends that are as close to me as the friends I've been with my whole life, plus the family I have here are like strangers to me.

But I can tell you this; the spells of homesickness are temporary if you're really determined to call the place where you're living home.
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Old 03-24-09, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by artifice View Post
...It doesn't take a lot to please me...
It's good to know my fears of inadequacy are unfounded.

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Old 03-24-09, 10:49 AM
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Arti, I think your trip home will help you get some answers you're looking for.

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Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.
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Old 03-24-09, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
Arti, I think karaoke in a chicken suit will help you get some answers you're looking for.

fowl'd it up for ya
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Originally Posted by artifice View Post
so, wtf?
You're in a new place, and things are trying, but worry thee not, lass! Everything will work out for ya.
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I recent read an article about people who had recently moved to NYC (I think it was in the NY Times).

It basically said when people first move they love it because everything is new, but quickly become disillusioned because they don't feel like they really fit in.
As it turns out it takes about eight months to a year to feel like you really fit in and start to think of a new city as home.
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Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
I recent read an article about people who had recently moved to NYC (I think it was in the NY Times).

It basically said when people first move they love it because everything is new, but quickly become disillusioned because they don't feel like they really fit in.
As it turns out it takes about eight months to a year to feel like you really fit in and start to think of a new city as home.
I'm sure that is true of most moves. I've known a number of women, including my sister, who moved from NY to FL for their husband's career and they were all pretty miserable right off the bat (it basically felt like too drastic a downshift for my sister, but most of them just missed family and friends most of all....)
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You're in a new place, and things are trying, but worry thee not, lass! Everything will work out for ya.
All's Well That Ends Well, as the bard might say
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fowl'd it up for ya
Well, isn't that the true pasttime in CO?
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Old 03-24-09, 11:23 AM
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Homesick.

I left MN to move to Idaho. It took me 3 years to get over MN, and, I'm not the type to get homesick---or so I thought.

You have to figure out how to appreciate what you have where you are, rather than focusing on what isn't there but is in MN. For me, mountain biking on single-track through mountain meadows in bloom changed everything. Well, ok, I have to admit that no mosquitoes and no humidity during the summer rocks. Blanket to sleep at night during the summer? No outrageous electricity bill from air conditioning?---yes and yes, please.

Finally, a hard question to ask: are you moving just because you don't have enough vacation time to do all the playing and partying that you want to do this fall? If so, welcome to the real world; I never have enough vacation time to do all the playing that I want to do.

Good luck. Keep yourself super-busy and it will pass, no matter where you end up putting down roots.
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Originally Posted by Nickel View Post
I don't know but I think all Minnesotans have a magnet that pulls them back to the motherland eventually.
Or not. I'm in recovery.
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Art -

I've been in the Navy for over 20 years, moving around living in some great places and some not so great. I always think about when I can go back to Maine.

I realize it may never happen, but it doesn't stop me from thinking about it.

It's natural; don't worry about it and, like you said, don't make any rash decisions.
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