After five years away from home, I have been returned now for over a month, and, although it feels and looks the same, I don’t. I’m slower, weaker, and socially even stranger and more awkward than I was, which was considerably. The consensus among those I’ve talked to is that these are symptoms of reverse culture shock. Others have told me I might be a year or two before I feel at home again; in the meantime, I have my own program of assimilation to follow: a kind of ad-hoc training and adaptation period I have crafted for myself.

After five years away from home, I have been returned now for over a month, and, although it feels and looks the same, I don’t. I’m slower, weaker, and socially even stranger and more awkward than I was, which was considerably. The consensus among those I’ve talked to is that these are symptoms of reverse culture shock. Others have told me I might be a year or two before I feel at home again; in the meantime, I have my own program of assimilation to follow: a kind of ad-hoc training and adaptation period I have crafted for myself.

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