Yesterday was a bad day. Homesick AND hormonal means DrJ is an inarticulate blubbering mess who just wants to jump the first plane to Oz. I don´t know how many of you have had severe homesickness, but it´s the worst illness I´ve ever suffered. It hits you right in the chest, an empty, hollow, aching feeling that you don´t think can ever be filled again. Secondary symptoms can include headaches, irritated eyes and a frightened husband who´s terrified that I will jump the next plane and just maybe not come back. He thinks that if I am capable of leaving then I don´t love him enough. How can I get him to understand that on one side it´s him and the other it is EVERYTHING - family, friends, history, culture, language, HOME. Every normal person doesn´t have this tearing apart.
It´ll pass. Homesickness does. It´s just a day or two of hell that gets repeated a few times a year.