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Hello Jolene! I have been considering dropping out of college, but don’t want to let my parents down or make a mistake that I will later regret in the future. What should I do?

Before you make any drastic measures or changes ask yourself why exactly you want to drop out of college. Is college something you really do not want to do? Do you have a backup plan of something that works better for you? If you want to drop out because you don’t like it or you think it’s too hard, perhaps you are not doing something you truly like. Talk to a career counselor, we have some on campus that are pretty great. Ask your professors for help and administrate your time better. Do not let factors such as not enjoying school or the challenge of school get to you. However, if you simply just truly believe that college not for you then talk to your parents about it.

Best of luck!

My best friend is spending all his time with his new girlfriend. How can I hang out with him without seeming needy?

That is definitely a tough situation, especially if he just recently started dating her. During the beginning of a relationship, there is a “honeymoon stage”, and this may have led to him spending so much time with her. I think that the best thing to do is to talk to him without making it seem like he has forgotten about you. Understand that he needs to learn to balance his friends and relationship, and I am sure that this can be hard. Ask him to hang out a couple of times without saying anything, and if he keeps turning you down, after three or four times to be with his girlfriend then sit down and have a truthful conversation with him.

Best of luck to you!

Hi Jolene, I am a Christian and want to teach other people about God and my faith but don’t want to seem like I am forcing it upon others. What should I do?

This is a touchy subject for many people, but I completely understand where you are coming from. When it comes to religion, every single person has a different opinion and concept as to what they deem correct. For this, I would personally recommend to not tell people about your religion, but instead act on it and show people what it means to be a Christian. Be kind and show love. Sometimes that makes a bigger effect and change in people’s thoughts and views about Christianity then when you’re trying to verbally tell them. People need examples and proof of what you’re telling them in order to be able to follow you and agree with you. This is my opinion, and of course you can choose what to do.

Best of luck to you!

Well ladies and gents, these are all the questions we have for this week. I hope you enjoy what I have to write, and please continue to ask questions. Remember, I am here for you. Now to leave you, a little thought to keep in mind:

Never ever settle for less than you deserve.

Your favorite girl,

Jolene

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