Mary Portas One Life: Over to You

15 July 2009

Mary Portas One Life: Over to You

Every week in Grazia Mary Portas listens to a reader's dilemma and gives her honest, straight-talking take on the situation. Today, it's your turn to help out Grazia reader Ella. Read her letter and let us know what advice you'd give. Can she get through this and balance all aspects of her life?

‘Will I ever get over my grief and live a normal life again?'
Two years ago my partner died unexpectedly and it feels as if the gaping hole he left will never heal. We'd been together for 20 years and I'd also just lost my father. Since then, my daughter and I have moved into my father's house but taking over the mortgage has put financial pressures on me and, after starting a new job somewhere that people didn't know about my losses, I'm unhappy at work. I know I must be strong for my daughter but there are days when I wonder if I'll ever be happy again.
Ella, 39, Newcastle

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