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dropped out in third year

Hi guys, I’m 23 and last year in my final year of uni i had a bit of a mental breakdown and decided to drop out of uni. My mental health has been much better but I’m too scared to tell my family that i dropped out. I come from a very strict education oriented family and all my older siblings have degrees. I don’t know how my parents will react. My plan is to get a good paying job first and then tell them but they’ve already started asking questions about my graduation etc.
I feel like you should've maybe talked to someone before deciding to drop out especially in your final year because it's a big decision, unless you were certain that you didn't want to finish uni.

If they are already asking questions they will find out or suspect eventually so I think you just tell them but I'm not sure how they will react. Just know it's not the end of the world and you can still find a job.
You'll have to tell them somehow, and you could try to redo third year in your uni or another uni.

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