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Old 05-17-2019, 07:03 PM
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Default Fear and coming home

I'm asking this so that I have a better understanding. My wife is getting close to coming home. And she has some serious fear about coming home to basically a new everything. Her father passed while inside and the childhood home has been emptied and put up for sale. So I'm just trying to get a real for what emotions and thoughts she is going through. For me it's pure excitement. But how is it for the inmate and the inside facing the outside once again?
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Its called "Short Timers." I think every inmate (and outmate) experiences it to some degree, whether they'll admit it or not. Given the changes she's facing, of course she's nervous, dreading facing the reality. Also, the closer to release she gets, the more she (and you) will have "what ifs" crawling out of the back of your minds. Sometimes, patience gets a little short and tempers get a little on edge.

You may want to read some of the threads in the Coming Home forum, especially the "sticky" threads at the top of the forum. Here is the link to that forum:


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