Vera Venue / 16/11/2021 Labels, love and loneliness: How to figure out who you are and what you want in a relationship

“I feel like I’m loveless. I’ve been very confused about my sexuality for a really long time (I have come to the conclusion that if I had to choose a label that fit best it would be biromantic asexual). I’m not sure a relationship is exactly what I want. I’m even less sure if sex...

Vera Venue / 16/11/2021 Coping with Bereavement Anxiety

“My anxiety has been so bad recently. My auntie died a few months ago and it’s made me worry constantly, and I worry that my friends might suddenly die too. I know it’s irrational and dramatic but I can’t stop thinking it.” DOM, 22 Hello Dom! I’m so sorry for your loss. The death of...

Vera Venue / 26/10/2021 Firm Foundations: New beginnings in a post-Covid world

“Hi, Vera. I’ve just started the first year of my degree, having completed the foundation year solely online last year. Now things have opened up, I’m starting to think that I’ll be missing out on things. Having not had the best experience of shared accommodation last year, I’m now living in a 1-bed flat that’s...

Vera Venue / 26/10/2021 Stepping back to review a toxic relationship

“I think my relationship may be toxic. When we have fights, I always end up apologising, even if he’s the one who upset me (which he does a lot). How do I know for sure?” ANONYMOUS Thanks for writing in, Anon. I’m so sorry to hear that you’re having issues in your relationship, but I’m...

Vera Venue / 05/10/2021 Fresher pressure: how to cope with shyness at uni

“What advice do you have for someone starting uni with a really shy personality? I’ve always been quiet but now I don’t want that to hold me back when I’m trying to make new friends and become a new person. I just get so worried that people will think the things I say are stupid...

Vera Venue / 05/10/2021 Learning to love yourself again

“My mental health is really struggling right now. I thought it would get better when I moved out for uni. My family don’t accept me for who I am or who I love and I thought being away from it all would be so much easier but in a way it’s almost like I’m missing...

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Coping with Bereavement Anxiety

“My anxiety has been so bad recently. My auntie died a few months ago and it’s made me worry constantly, and I worry that my friends might suddenly die too. I know it’s irrational and dramatic but I can’t stop thinking it.” DOM, 22 Hello Dom! I’m so sorry for your loss. The death of…


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