How do you feel after visiting your childhood hometown and then coming back to where you live now? Do you feel disconnected at all? Lately I have, and it's really throwing me off balance. I find it increasingly more difficult going home to Finland and seeing all those people that I love so much, just to leave and say goodbye again. Realistically thinking I know that strong friendship and family ties are not so easily broken, and that they will still be there when I go back, but emotionally I feel disconnected from their lives. I guess in part it's guilt for ever leaving in the first place. Maybe it's also the realisation that I want to live in the U.K. for longer than I thought - before I always thought I'd go back eventually, but now I'm not so sure, and it's making places that used to feel so familiar feel kind of foreign (literally, in my case!). I know that in a few days (or even after being at work today) I'll feel like I never went anywhere and I'll get used to life here again, but the coming back part always feels so hard. So I guess I was wondering if anyone else ever feels like this? And what do you do to combat it?