16 things only people who live far away from their families can understand One of the most important things in life is family and living apart from them can be a real killer.
Whether it due to a new career, love or the need to live somewhere where the sun shines for more than one day, sometimes we have to live apart from those we hold dearest. Taking the plunge and making that break can be both difficult and liberating and here some experiences and feelings that only those of us who live miles from our clans go through. 1. Feelingleft out of family events Oh look, another party on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag family that you couldn attend. Why do these things look far more fun than you remember them actually being? Even your rarely seen aunt behaviour which borders on the indecent is strangely missed. 2. Forgetting what your relatives sound like You used ray ban wayfarer to be able to hear their dulcet tones when you read their text messages. Not so much anymore. MORE: 20 things that happen every time you travel home for a visit No, YOU hang up! (Picture: Getty) You need a boost from an unfamiliar voice but ray ban aviator titanium you have no real, significant news to impart. It doesn matter, you hang on the phone for as long as possible, even resorting to asking them to repeat childhood stories you heard off brand ray ban sunglasses a million times before. You might even bring up politics, even though you have a sneaking suspicion your dad might have voted UKIP. You used to get so many card and presents. Now the best you can hope for is to get into double figures on the insincere Facebook birthday hun, hope you well messages. And even those were prompted by Facebook reminders. Since when did your brother have a beard!? So much changes when you apart that you almost walk past your family when they meet you off the train. MORE: 21 reasons she's your best friend and always will be 6. Anger at people family complaints God, I got to go to the parents for Sunday ray ban india lunch, moans your colleague, to many a sympathetic sigh from her peers. 7. The pain of family leaving after a visit Miss you already! (Picture: Getty) That went by so fast. The first fifteen minutes of seeing them again are pure bliss. The rest of the time is spent dreading the imminent goodbye again. As for the goodbye itself Holidays from work are always family related You have learned to accept that no holiday you book can be just to chill out. You pretty much HAVE to use it to see family. Who knows when the next chance will come along? 9. Getting a hard time for not keeping your family up to date Youused to tell your family every little pointless thing that happened but now you have to pick out the important bits for those phone calls or Skype chats. And sometimes you will drop the ball and they will hear news from someone else cue a lot of thanks for keeping me in the loop strops.
SIGH 10. Your own allegedly changing accent you picking up a very Southern accent! I!? MORE: 16 things you'll only know if you're the eldest sibling How much do you miss this? (Picture: Getty) When you need a hug with a family member and you can have one, you can either toughen yourself up and get on with it, or curl up in a duvet with junk food and feel miserable. The latter option usually wins.
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