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”I’m miserable and numb after being pushed into uni “

Our agony aunt, Mary Fenwick, offers a new perspective on whatever is troubling you

the life lab


MARY FENWICK is a business coach, journalist, fundraiser, mother, divorcee and widow

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Q I am 19 and have supportive parents, a wonderful boyfriend and, for the past four months, I’ve been studying at a prestigious university. I know I’m lucky, but I’m unhappy. I feel desensitised half the time and morbidly depressed the rest of it. My course is not what I want to do, rather it is something my parents want me to do. I feel I was not meant to go to uni, or at least I was supposed to know what I wanted to do in life before enrolling. But what is it? Where do I fit in? My parents are forcing me in a direction they think is best, one that’s driving me away from them, and myself. I want to drop out but I don’t know how to talk to my parents about it, nor what I would do if they allowed me to leave. Name supplied

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