Have you ever felt you were the only person who felt a particular way? I couldn’t help reading this and feeling it relates to me fairly well:

Nearly all are long-timers and most have become disaffiliated from their home countries, many to the point of feeling like an alien when they return for a visit. Usually, things back home have changed…and in very case the expat has altered his psychology, if not his chemistry. And almost always, apparently quite comfortably.

At the same time, in their adopted country they remain outside. No matter how fluent in the language and adept in hurdling the cultural barriers they may be, forever they will be foreigners.

From:

Bangkok Babylon: The Real-Life Exploits Of Bangkok\'s Legendary Expatriates Are Often Stranger Than Words