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Study Abroad Expert - Answered on May 20, 2023

Asked by Anonymous - May 15, 2023
Sir, I am 26 years old and after completing Graduation (Central University) and Post Graduation (from SIMC, Pune) in the field of Mass Communication (Journalism), I am working as Sports Journalist with a reputed Indian Daily News Paper (English). I have now over 3 years of experience of Writing(Print edition) as well as Audio & Video contents covering Cricket & Football. For skill enhancement and career growth, I want to pursue an advance course in the field of Sports Journalism and/or International Sports etc. Please advise :- (1)Considering the present scenario in UK, whether it will be good to leave the present employment and go for an advance course in the field of Sport Journalism from any UK / US based Sports Journalism College/University (due to English language content preference/limitation it will not be possible to go for college other than English language). I have already cleared IELTS (over 7 score). (2)Is there any College/University offering advance courses in the field of Sports Journalism in India or any good option for having a distance learning course from any foreign University. Thanks & Regards !.
Ans: Hello,

First and foremost, thank you for getting in touch with us. Pursuing an advanced course can be helpful for skill improvement and career progression, given your background and goals in the field of sports writing. Here are some ideas to think about in relation to your inquiries:

1. Taking an advanced Sports Journalism course in the US or the UK:
• Sports Journalism programs in the US and the UK are well-known for providing top-notch education and exposure to the industry.

• To get the most out of your education, you must be proficient in the English language, and since you have already passed the IELTS exam with a respectable/strong score, you have already met this need.

• Prior to selecting a choice, it's crucial to analyse the current situation in the UK, taking into account factors like visa requirements, the availability of courses, financial considerations, and future work chances after graduation.

• Examine the reputation, curriculum, faculty, connections to industry, and alumni network of several universities and colleges in the US and the UK that offer Sports Journalism programs. In light of your objectives and preferences, this will assist you in selecting the ideal solution.

• Consider the possible advantages of expanding your network, getting more international exposure, and having access to a wider variety of sports writing tools and experiences.

2. Advanced Sports Journalism courses offered in India or through distant learning options:
• There are many reputable institutions in India that provide sports journalism courses.

• Find out which of these institutions best suits your objectives by researching their programs, faculties, industry partnerships, and placement prospects.

• Studying via distance education at a foreign university is a further choice worth considering. Many institutions provide online sports journalism programs that let you advance your knowledge and abilities while keeping up with your existing job.

• When looking at distance learning choices, make sure the course is offered by a reputable and well-known school. Find universities with well-established sports journalism programs and a history of providing excellent education remotely.

The choice to quit your job and enrol in an advanced sports journalism program ultimately comes down to your unique situation, objectives, and priorities. Think carefully about the benefits and drawbacks of each decision, taking into account aspects like finances, job possibilities, personal obligations, and your general desire for developing your sports writing talents.

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Ans: Dear Anonymous,
Like in any partnership, marriage is one such partnership where everything is usually shared. But I do know of couples, where they mutually agree that one partner takes care of the bills and the other education etc.
In your case, your wife has been saving up and you have been bleeding dry of your finances.
But why exactly are you spending more than your income? Financial mismanagement? Maybe that's why your wife is worried that it might happen to her portion of the income too?
Having said that, I guess your wife also needs to move past the belief that the Man is solely responsible for bringing money home. By that logic, she should never have worked, right?

Since she is working as well, she can contribute towards the family to the extent it can help but it is also imperative that as a woman she keeps some finances saved as a back-up for herself. It provides a good safety blanket for a woman since she possibly feels that you are spending more than what you earn.
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Hi Anu, I hope you're doing well. I'm a 24 year old girl working as a software engineer. I was in love with a boy in long distance relationship and I met him only once. We both had great understanding, respect on each other. It was all good between us. On February 2023, he called me one day saying that he wants to tell his parents about our love matter. I said okay and asked him what he wanted to do if his family disagrees. He said that he'll wait until his family approves. I was okay with it and he informed to his family. But things started changing after he talked with his family. He wanted to break up with me. I told him many times that I wanted to be with him and don't want to break up. But, he didn't agree. Eventually, we stopped talking with each other. It was hard for me to move on but after few months, i finally decided to move on with my life. Then suddenly he messaged me saying that he wants to get back with me. I didn't agreed as I lost my trust on him. He even informed his family about getting back with me and they were okay with it. He wants to marry me. But, now the problem is I still like him, but I lost trust in him. I wanted to give him a chance but I'm afraid because of past break up with him. I'm confused about what should I do? Anu, can you please suggest me about giving him a chance or moving on with my life?
Ans: Dear Mahi,
Thank you for asking. I am doing well and trust that you too will be in the same space as well.
When what he has done has broken your trust, it is difficult to get it back... he has come back, but you are perhaps thinking: what if he pulls the same stunt again? And this makes you question every move of his...

If you look at it from his point of view, he possibly also loves you but his family pressures are getting to him and he can do only that much. Yes, it would have been more 'human' to talk to you about what had happened after he spoke with his family. But he chose not to and that lack of transparency is what has thrown you off...perhaps, he isn't all that mature emotionally or feels that he might lose you if he shares anything.

Whatever it is, your loss of trust on him is justified after the way he had behaved. If the two of you still want to give your relationship a chance, kindly do so...and clearly state to him that you have lost trust on him. Not only does he have explaining to do but he must reassure you that he will be honest with you in future. Also, give some time before committing to a marriage while you watch whether he has changed and he is consistent with what he has committed to changing. Only when you are sure, take a decision either way!

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