Living with a wonderful man in a city I HATE
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|Wed, 05-14-2014 - 11:38am|
I am not certain if this is the appropriate forum for this discussion or not. I have had a long distance relationship with a man for the past 6 years. A year and a half ago I decided to take the plunge and move in with him in Tallahassee. He has a great job and owns a nice house downtown. I was able to get a good job here in town. It seemed llike a dream. I had moved from the Sarasota are which is pretty much a tropical paradise. Tallys is not. It's either 90 degrees or freezing cold. The crime rate is through the roof -- I have had 2 major crimes occur within a block of my office at FSU and one next to my home. The entire community is geared towards football and catering to drunken college students. Two decent restaurants, subpar medical care, drunken destructive kids, graffiti and low level invalidism, gang violence, it's just a nightmare. Forbes magazine actually voted it the 8th most dangerous city in the country!!!! Two days ago there was a shootout on campus which resulted in one person dying on the street. Right next to my office. I just am at the end of my rope with this city. I took some sick time because I was afraid to go back ito the office. I haven't made many friends because I can't have any in depth conversations with folks who are raising kids here with saying OMG, take the kids and RRUUUUNNNNNN, don't go to that quack Dr. because he had an open rash container with a bloody swap in ht in his treatment room, etc.
Does anyone else live somewhere that they hate? Do you have any suggestions about how to cope? I have spoken to the Mr. about moving. He is looking at a five year plan MAYBE. But I feel like to have to leave NOW. I started drinking a ton to cope and then stopped that and started stress eating. I am on xanax now which helps me get through the day. But one of these scary episodes happes and I am back to suare one. I am considering just packing up my bags and going back home to New England.