Pressure to attend graduation Watch

Anonymous #1
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Hello,

I wondered if anyone has felt like this before? Basically I am eligible to attend graduation, in all honesty I do not really want to go. I only feel like I'm going for my family and friends. As they will find it strange if I do not go.

Is it normal to feel like this? I just bought the tickets for my parents and I didn't know how expensive graduation would be.

Thank you for your advice.
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Anonymous #2
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Don't wanna go? Don't go.
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I did not go to either of mine. Don't want the fuss, the false fun; meeting boring people's even more boring parents.
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Didn't want to go to either, but did to give me Mam and Dad their five mins of fuss. Same again for the next one.
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I understand how you feel.
I didn't go to any of my uni graduation ceremonies.
You might want to discuss how you feel with the people you are closest too.

Mixture of reasons: the expenses of tickets, costs of hiring a gown, not wanting to be put in a position where I could be ambushed by people I go out of my way t avoid or made to stand alongside obnoxious bullies for photos.
The only graduation photos I have are of me as a baby wearing my parent's graduation garments at their ceremony.
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I can understand how you feel, as I didn't go to my undergraduate ceremony (not only the price of it all, but also didn't feel like celebrating a degree that I didn't enjoy).

Definitely speak to your family about how you feel, as they may only be excited about it because they think that you feel the same.
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Anonymous #1
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Thank you for your advice. I will speak to my parents about it and decide what I do. It is nice to know I'm not the only one feeling like this.
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Anonymous #1
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(Original post by gjd800)
Didn't want to go to either, but did to give me Mam and Dad their five mins of fuss. Same again for the next one.
I think that is why I said I'd go to mine. For my parents really. To thank them for everything
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I think that is why I said I'd go to mine. For my parents really. To thank them for everything
Yeah, exactly. My next one is the 'big' one really but I am still ambivalent. I'm going for exactly the reason you say. They'll be chuffed and it's a few hours out of my life. Also, big pissup :laugh:
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