My name is Madhuri. Ours is a middle-class family and hometown is Mangalore. My parents are living in Mangalore. I have been living in Bangalore for last six months. My parents did not approve of me coming to Bangalore. When I informed them that it was related to my education, they permitted me to go to Bangalore. I had a special interest in dance. If I had informed my parents about my dance interest, they would have never agreed to let me come to Bangalore. I used to attend dance classes skipping my regular college classes. Dance class was for two hours and I had no idea what I would do for rest of the hours. In between all these, I had a relationship with a boy and broke up very early too. Emotionally I was upset and feeling guilty for breaking up with him. I started feeling that I should not have lied to my parents and I should not have fallen in love with a guy at the same time. These thoughts were repetitive, and I could not stop them. As I did not achieve what I thought I would after coming to Bangalore, I felt useless. As time passed, my sleep and food intake also decreased.
Looking at my situation, one of my friends suggested me of Yuva Spandana Kendra. I visited Yuva Spandana Kendra the next day. I could easily share all my guilt, sadness, hopelessness with Yuva Samalochaka. All the staff at Yuva Spandana Kendra made the environment so comfortable, that I did not feel awkward. They made me understand the situation and made me realise that whenever I take decisions, I have to weigh the pros and cons of it. People at Yuva Spandana had concern about my interest and abilities. Suggested some courses and part time jobs. Now I am clear about my decisions and feelings. All this could happen because of guidance and responsiveness of Yuva Spandana Kendra. So, I thank Yuva Spandana for all the help.