This love month is not only for expressing our love for our expat partners. There are other people and objects of our affection like our home countries. This month we, trailing spouses, talk about our homesickness, our longing for our home countries, which we do love in more ways than one.
I have a love-hate relationship with my home country. I daresay I will never ever pretend. I hate pretending. I won’t praise it to the high heavens and say that the Philippines is the best country in the world or that I have been awfully, depressingly homesick and have been itching to come home at the soonest possible time.