Mary Portas One Life: Over To You

09 October 2009

Mary Portas

Every week in Grazia, Mary Portas listens to one reader's life dilemma and gives her honest, straight-talking advice. Today, it's your turn to help out Grazia reader Rachel. She's split up with her boyfriend but, while she doesn't regret it, isn't enjoying being single. What can she do to get her mojo back? Does she need to get out there? Or simply need to believe in herself more?

'I just don't think I'm good at being single'

I split up with my boyfriend of five years a few months ago after realising I wasn't in love with him anymore. I know I made the right decision, but single life isn't turning out how I hoped it would. Instead of being out on the town, my weekends feel lonely. All my friends are in relationships so it's hard to meet new men and I get down easily when I'm on my own. It feels like my confidence has taken a battering and I'm scared about entering the dating game because I haven't done it for so long. I made a big life decision, but nothing's really changed – except that I feel lonelier. Please help!

Rachel, 28, London



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