I'm on my second PGCE placement and have been placed in a school 65 miles away from my home. I don't have a car and getting to and from school from home would mean leaving at half past 4 and getting home at around 7 each night. I was told by my Uni that I just had to get on with it and take it on the chin. I have had to take a room with a housemate in a nearby village to my school and I'm not coping well with the situation. The financial hit is stressful enough as it is but I am feeling really really depressed and upset. I am very isolated, have no family or friends nearby and I miss my husband desperately. I find myself in tears several times a day, I can't concentrate on my planning and feel like I can't cope. I don't know what to do because I don't feel like I can pass this course the way I feel right now.