Mary Portas One Life: over to YOU

19 February 2009

Mary Portas

Each week in Grazia, Mary Portas talks one reader through an issue in their life. But now it's your turn to tell it like it is. Our next reader letter is below. What's your advice for Jill? Have you been through something similar? What did you do? 

'I'm married with children, but I feel trapped and alone' 

I'm 41, have been happily married for over 21 years and have two beautiful daughters. I'm also slim, healthy and financially secure – so why did the film Revolutionary Road break my heart? Like the character Kate Winslet plays, I had such high hopes for my future when I was young, but after marrying and having children I became just another housewife. Five years ago, I went back to work but my job doesn't fulfil me. Now I dream of finding something which makes me tick, but I'm scared I'll never find it.
Jill, 41, Surrey

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