Our expert says:
If you are over the age of 18, your mother can't "force" you to do anything at all, whether or not her idea is a good one or a daft one. It is she who has no foot to stand on. At 18, you are broadly free to be wise or foolish, as you wish. And if you have a job you enjoy and earn enough to support yourself, it makes no sense to pay attention to her insistence that you should do something different which you don['t want to do, and which might not let you support yourself properly.
Gently remind her that you are now legally an adult and self-supporting, and while you will listen to her advice ( but not repeated too often !) , you will make up yopur own mind, as you are entirely entitled to do.
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