Hi there. I'm really bothered by my situation, so I'm hoping a little bit of whining would result in some advice. Then again, I don't think there are many who have quit physics but are still posting here. The problem essentially is that on the other hand I really, really like mathematical physics, and on the other hand I really suck at both physics and maths. No, really. I suck. For example, say we have a large course in which 5-8 weekly homework problems are assigned. Even the easiest problem can take 2 hours for me to solve, often double that, and even then I'm unable to solve the problem. Or, at class we go through the problems, each student solving one of the problems in front of the class, and more often than not I find out that I've been the only one failing to solve the problem, everyone else succesfully solving their problems. (A little grammatical question: should I say "everyone else solving his problem" instead?) Now I can't think that, with 4 courses running in parallel, only solving the problems is supposed to take 40+ hours a week. Add the time taken by lectures, exams and other stuff... Of course it's not mandatory to solve all the problems to pass the course, but the problem is it takes so much time to even try. This has lead to two consecutive problems: - I'm really frustrated and afraid of failing again in front of the class - frustration causes stress and eventually I just put the homework aside, because I either can't solve the problem or I feel it's incorrect anyway I've struggled through 3 years, still few to go, and on the other hand I feel I shouldn't quit because then those 3 years would've gone to waste. And I don't know anything else I would like to do... I guess I'm a reductionist so all the other sciences feel... lesser sciences (I was studying history before physics, but I was so upset that history didn't make use of mathematics and theoretical physics...) A bigger problem is I really don't know if I can complete this thing. I'm constantly falling further behing everybody else. Then again, not all wannabe athletes can become Usain Bolts. Hell, if my ability as a physicist was transformed into athletics, I couldn't make it to the county finals for seniors aged 70+. Thanks for listening. This really helped to relieve the stress for the next five minutes.