Psychologies Magazine 18/06/19

"I don't like my home and I feel trapped" - Psychologies magazine agony aunt, Mary Fenwick, answers this question from a reader:

"I don’t like the home I share with my husband and toddler. Mostly it is the location and aesthetics – for example, I regret the dark cabinets in our kitchen, which makes the space very dark and seem smaller. I try to avoid comparing on social media but I feel like our house is not matching up to the life I want to lead. I feel like I can’t identify with it and the location offers convenience but none of the values I hold dear, such as the opportunity to go on rural walks. Everything feels oppressive. My husband feels like I’m overreacting. We talk about moving in a few years – we can’t afford to now – but I’m feeling panicked and trapped.