Can YOU give Tough Love?

02 February 2009

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Every week Mary Portas helps one Grazia reader with an issue in their life – and now it's YOUR turn. Our next reader letter is below. So, tell us: what do you think Helena should do?

Help! I'm 27, live at home with my parents and have yet to get a ‘proper' job. The problem is that while I was at university doing an MSc in biological photography, I joined the cheerleading squad and loved it so much that I co-founded my own academy when I left. I now coach 16 hours a week but it doesn't pay enough to save for the house my boyfriend Richard and I want to buy next year. So I'm living with my parents, feel like an embarrassment because I don't have a steady job and am wondering if I should just grow up and accept that I have to give up on my dream (will it ever pay the bills?).

Helena, 27, Nottingham


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