Just a quick poll. Had a discussion with some friends about when they left home for the first time and if they were homesick. Also wondering how one's "home" situation played a part. My wife had an incredibly hard time adjusting to living on her own, and was very homesick. As a result, she either came home or had her family or I come up every weekend for the first couple of months. She's the youngest of two children who were only a grade apart, and her brother still lived at home when she left. Whats more, her parents announced they were getting divorced once she left, adding more of a burden to her move. She had an ok childhood (neither incredibly happy or sad) I on the other hand had absolutely no homesickness at all, and enjoyed the freedom. I'm the third of two kids, being 7/9 years younger than my older siblings and 5 years older than my younger brother. I was away the entire summer before my junior year and had no problems leaving for college after HS. I don't think I returned home till Thanksgiving. My parents are still together, and I have no problems with either and had a happy childhood.