Missing my friends

matty5z

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#1
I went to a summer study program at a college for the past 3 weeks and just got home. I am having a hard time adjusting to being back home with my parents without freedom. I miss my friends I made so much I dont know what to do. Any advice of how to cope? sure i can keep in touch with them but not seeing them as much as I used to back at the program is just upsetting and bizarre
 

RJ-Cool

"Expect the unexpected"
#2
I went to a summer study program at a college for the past 3 weeks and just got home. I am having a hard time adjusting to being back home with my parents without freedom. I miss my friends I made so much I dont know what to do. Any advice of how to cope? sure i can keep in touch with them but not seeing them as much as I used to back at the program is just upsetting and bizarre
I think the best you can do it is to communicate as much as you can (instant messaging, web cams, texts if possible...etc) but otherwise just keep yourself busy doing other stuff......

Some Tips:

1. Keep up to date on the events, highlights and minute details of your friend's lives. This may help you feel like you're not away at all.

2. Fill your days with fun or fascinating activities to keep your mind occupied. Carry a book or collection of word puzzles that you can focus on immediately if you're starting to miss someone. Adopt a new hobby to keep you busy at night when you may feel the most melancholy.

3. Make new friends. Although they won't replace the ones you're pining over, you can hang out, have interesting conversations, laugh and capture some of the camaraderie you're missing.

4. Start a journal or write letters that express your feelings. Releasing the emotions can help you cope, while bottling them up can cause them to escalate.[FONT=georgia, bookman old style, palatino linotype, book antiqua, palatino, trebuchet ms, helvetica, garamond, sans-serif, arial, verdana, avante garde, century gothic, comic sans ms, times, times new roman, serif]

"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth". ~Robert Southey[/FONT]

 
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