I moved away from my hometown about 4 months ago, and I am terribly, miserably homesick. I grew up and went to school in Ann Arbor, MI which I genuinely believe is one of the best towns in the country. I moved to Asheville, NC so I could move in with my boyfriend and we could get jobs, and while I do like it here, I find myself constantly seeking things that remind me of home and very often getting emotional and crying over being homesick. All of this has been made harder because my parents actually moved away from AA (to LA) only about a month after I did. I thought our house would be there for a while at least, but they found a buyer almost immediately (who is ripping them off, but the market is so bad so they have to). So now even if I want to visit AA, I won't have a "home" there. I miss my family as well, and because of my new job I can't see them over the holidays. My boyfriend's family is coming here over Christmas, and I'm worried that will just make me miss my family (and home) more. I don't want to be an emotional mess during the holidays. I have been here for four months. When will this stop? In my head it feels like this is just a vacation, and I'll be going back to Ann Arbor soon. I really want to adjust and I feel like I'm trying, but at the same time my emotions about this are completely out of my control. Has anyone ever been in a similar situation? What worked for you? Thanks for reading.