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I miss home

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knittedbreast · 18/04/2011 13:46

This post is being written as i read the post about manchester.

Im from the south and i went to uni and had my two children while i was there. Uni was in preston and i really loved it there, i even loved morrissons! (i know).

now we are back down south, its twice as expensive and i just feel like im waiting for something. theres no work for my boyfriend there, or very little and the wages are low.

i feel like i left my heart there

OP posts:

deemented · 18/04/2011 13:50

Could you move back? Would that be an option?

Do you think perhaps it's a case that the grass looks greener?


RitaLynn · 18/04/2011 13:52

Sorry, do you mean that you think of the North of as home?


TheOriginalFAB · 18/04/2011 13:55

I understand.

I went and married a southerner but the few friends I have are in the north and so is my heart Sad.


knittedbreast · 18/04/2011 14:03

I feel like preston is home. its not the prettiest of places and the sea always feels like its on the wrong side! but its just so different. their whole approach to everything is different, it just feels differnt. people are nice and friendly, ive tried a similar approach here but everyones so busy.

It might be the grass is greener, i loved uni there i truly had the best life you could wish for.

our own place far away from family, going to uni a few days a week, sharing child care and having a day to myself while my son was in uni. being a mum, then a student, it was the absolute best time.

now ive moved back i feel like ive gone back three steps, i live very close to my parents and i feel like they are so involved that we are not our own family really. i cant afford to just move house within the town i lvie in.

if we moved it would have to be a proper move somewhere worth while. but we have moved about 8 times in 5 years. i need stability true.

i just feel so split

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kangers · 18/04/2011 14:16

why did you move down there? work for yourself? I would write a list of important things (each) like housing, jobs, schooling, lifestyle, salary and family, then which area delivers these issues the best, then prioritse (do this individually still), then compare- may give you some answers. You may have to do this more than once and you may find that one issues defeats all others (like jobs).
Good luck- North is friendlier than South on the whole- but South has possibly more jobs/ opportunities....

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