Looking for a quick post today I came across this plea for help in the Private Lives department of The Guardian (UK).

Is it possible to get to your late 30s and still not know what you want to do with your life? My son is unemployed, living in a bedsit and seems to have no ambitions or goals, just drinking and smoking dope.

Any relationships he has had never seem to work out and he has gone from one dead-end job to another. He is bright, but we cannot work out why he is so unhappy. Read more

What advice would Family Edge readers offer?

Just remember the Guardian’s warning:

When leaving a message on this page, please be sensitive to the fact
that you are responding to a real person in the grip of a real-life
dilemma, who wrote to Private Lives asking for help, and may well view
your comments here.

Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is the former deputy editor of MercatorNet