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I Am Having a Quarter-life Crisis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 152 People

    Been There

    I was 24 when I went though the whole quarter life crisis.  I was a point where I felt like I wasn't "me" anymore.  I was either my kids Mom or my husbands wife.  That was how I was introduced to people.  I hated it.  I wanted to meet people who...
    crazyinlove88 crazyinlove88 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    Did I Really Get This Bad?

    when i was in the sixth grade it seemed as if my whole life was spiraling in a downward motion. my life definition at that point was simply, quiet and self-conscious. people never thought that anything was wrong with me because i was on the cheer squad and i had good grades. but...
    metallicagal91 metallicagal91 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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    Hatin Modern Society And Its Expectations.

    Is it me or is having a quarterlife crisis rut REALLY really hard to get out of. I keep making false promises to myself that I will accomplish this and that but I don't. I do the research, maybe pick up the phone and it stops there. I actually find the big world very intimidating...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    Overacheiver Now Stuck In a Rut

    i was always a good girl.  i am an orthodox jew.  i followed the system, earned a 4.0, went to a top seminary, went to an all women's college and started teaching jewish subjects (part time at first and now full time) at 19!  i am almost 25 now, have my MA in...
    stc stc 21-25 2 Responses Mar 9, 2008

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    Goofysc's Qlc Story

    I signed up for this website because I need a place to rant right now, and so this is my first post of any kind. I haven't even read anyone else's stories yet, which I'm sure will help with my own quarter-life crisis. I'm supposed to be doing one of my last assignments for...
    GoofySC GoofySC 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    Is 20 Quarter Life?

    Anyway, I'm doing all I can not to think about what I want to do in the future. I thought about that way too long. Should I just go with the flow? It's like every morning I wake up and think, what can I do so that I'm not unhappy, not trapped? And in all honesty, it's hard to say...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Ok so this is why I think I'm struggling to

    cope at the moment and having a quarter life crisis. I'm lucky in some ways, I've got a bachelors of engineering in mechanical engineering and I've got a graduate job. I'm getting paid, putting money into a pension, got dental insurance, a boyfriend of 5 years, its all very...
    BagOLaughs BagOLaughs 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Life Is Scary...

    All of my life, I've only done what i want to. That usually includes partying, travelling, and getting a new job every couple of months. Recently, I've come to a harsh realization: I'm going to have to be an adult. I knew this day would come, I've always been a bit apprehensive...
    yesmaam yesmaam 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Quarter-life Crisis

    After my first quarter-life crisis...I picked up and moved across the country to go to grad school in LA. Now in my second quarter-life crisis (or maybe the first one never ended) I'm struggling with lost love (an open relationship that tore me apart) , being the...
    takethechivas takethechivas 22-25, F Jan 23, 2010

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    All New To Me.

    For the past few months, I've been going through something. For so long I couldn't put my finger on what it was. Then, the other day I heard someone talking about a "Quarter life crisis" and I researched it. I'd heard of mid-life crises, but never quarter life. Lately, I am...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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    Shipwrecked

    Where to begin really? I'm 25, I've had a great childhood, college years were pretty amazing, and the post college years were the best. I was in a few bands with friends, had some fun relationships, moved up in my job and into better houses etc. 2012 has totally rocked the boat...
    5683LIFE 5683LIFE 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    I just turned 21 a couple of days ago

    and since then . . . no since before my birthday I’ve been feeling like I’ve done nothing with my life. When I was a kid everything was so simple you ask me “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Most likely I would’ve said a power ranger, a security guard (my...
    joker912 joker912 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I just turned 25 this year

    and Ive been in this quarter life crisis loop for quite some time now. Started around 20 I believe. No matter what I'm doing to better myself, I feel as though I am not where I am supposed to be in life. Social media doesn't help either. All my peers are coupled up, married with...
    Adavis3 Adavis3 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Not What I Had Planned

    Good God, I am beyond relieved that this group exists. I am going to be 25 soon, and I'm torn between wanting to succeed and wanting to weep uncontrollably for days. I come from a family laced with learning disabilities - I somehow turned out to be the more intellectual and...
    wannabeDJ wannabeDJ 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    I Am Trying To Find My Career...

    I am going through the quarter life crisis stage where you are trying to figure out what to do with your life and be financial and emotionally stable and independent. I don't know what to do with my life career wise right now. Everyone else seems to have it together and have a...
    MichaelVictorious MichaelVictorious 22-25, M 4 Responses May 12, 2011

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    I Want It to Be More Like 1/5 Life

    I'm 20 years old and in my second year of college. I've already tried to drop out three different times since I started and only not done that because my dad intervened and each time talks me into finishing at least one more semester. I have no idea what's going on or what I do...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    Finding yourself after college.

    Any advice ? I Have a great job and live in a new city. But can't help to stress over what's next and where my life is going.
    pittpirates23 pittpirates23 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I am 25 years old with a bachelors degree in

    communications. I just started My masters program studying School Counseling and am currently working as a waitress and living with my parents after being on my own for a year. I feel lost and defeated, and have developed an immense fear of getting older. I constantly want to...
    runforyourlife912 runforyourlife912 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    What to Do?

    that is the question. here's my story ... in high school i was awesome! debate club president, 3.8 GPA, 4 on US and comparative government AP tests. i was set up for success ... or not. my 1st semester of college i was incredibly unhappy and drank a lot. i got bad grades (my...
    foxieroxie foxieroxie 18-21, F May 15, 2008

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    It's been several months

    since the start of the crisis. I've fortunately narrowed it down to three options, but here's the snag--I can't pick between any of them. Any thoughts much appreciated: - Study in city of dreams and travel, but risk not getting back into current industry at end (study is purely...
    glache glache 22-25 Aug 26

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    I Feel Like I Am Going Insane. I Am 27 Years Old.

    I am so happy I stumbled upon this group. I am a high school school and college graduate. I really hate my life. I am in serious debt from student loans, and I barely scraping by with a part time minimum wage fish'n'chip cook job. I feel like life is over. I wake up everyday and...
    misschatterteeth misschatterteeth 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    Just Can't Stop Worrying.....

    I am 26 in a few days and feel so old. When you are early twenties, I don't feel there is as much pressure on you because you are still seen as very young. I feel like when you hit 25, everyone expects you to change and there is more pressure. On the morning of my 25th birthday...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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    The Past Couple of Years

    I was cheated on, physically and verbally abused by someone I loved, dropped out of art school, left home for 8 months, started hurting myself, tried to kill myself, was hospitalized three times for depression / self-injury / being suicidal, found out my ex killed himself...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2008

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    Quarterlife Crisis Help

    Hi guys, The whole Quarterlife Crisis issue is something I've been looking into recently. Having been through one (or two) myself, I wanted to help others find a way through theirs. I've put together a simple survey to try and get a handle on where the problems exist...
    MattPritchard MattPritchard 31-35, M 1 Response May 17, 2010

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    Older

    I guess i'm writing this because my birthday is coming up soon and i will be 25. I never thought i would be five years from 30. Most my age are far more advanced than i am. I am 25, still in college with no idea of what to do, no job experience really which means I really don't...
    LucidxDreams LucidxDreams 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    This is pretty longggggg.. I'm sorry lol. I always thought this was a cliche saying for musicians who are passionately in love with music because it gave them a greater purpose...
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    Had a very stressful day, and an even worse night. Came to some very depressing realizations that I am going nowhere in life and all the dreams and plans I had when I was younger...
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    "You don't remember me, do you", she said "No I'm sorry I don't, but you do look familiar", I replied "We used to party a lot together. Last time I saw you we were snuggled up in a...
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    Or at least I thought I did. 5 minutes ago I was asked to leave a bar that I go to during the week after work. It's 3 minutes away from my house so it's a perfect place to just...
    86reality 86reality 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I say the above, I don't mean it lightly. I'm not a little whiny teenage kid saying it because my mum didn't buy me skinny jeans. I mean really I am at my wits end...
    moonscapemonoxide moonscapemonoxide 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I am only 28 years old. I had my children already and had a procedure done after my last child which involved filshie clips. I wish I had never gotten them. For the last two years...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Embrace what you fear in life, let go of what you hold too tight. Give what you have plenty of, and never take more than what you need. If it's too heavy to carry endure it, if it...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 1

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    I have to pack up and move but I can't bring myself to do it. I know it's everyone's dream to leave their family's home and start living on their own but I can't seem to bring...
    SarahTeddy SarahTeddy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    GOOD NEWS I am not having an episode of depression today, and I was able to write down on a piece of paper what I would like my life to look like without my son's father. It took...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 Aug 21

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    I have recently been diagnosed with OVR (Ovarian Remnant Syndrome) by my Gyn/Oncology. I had never heard of this before and it terrifies me that I don't personally know anyone who...
    Chelle1971 Chelle1971 41-45, F Aug 24

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    I wish my life could have turned out differently. I am a married woman, but have been very happy for the last 24 year now. I guess it was ever since we had to sell our new...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I realised if I do not change direction, I may end up where I am heading. I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Sep 6

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    Ya know.. I gripe about my life all the time, I'm very dramatic at most times I'm homeschooled... I barely ever interact with people.. I'm super shy.,, like.. I won't even go in...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 9

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    I'm just not sure what I'm feeling in my life anymore. I just want to shut everything down and escape from it without people chasing after me, trying to get me to do stuff, pay for...
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    I still remember the first day we met We were too shy to say much at all It's funny to think back to that time Because now we're having a ball! They say that true friendship is...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Well you guys know that me and joy share a room together, so this really isn't new to me at all, I have seen joy having sex more times then I can count, I don't all was write...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 22

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    I feel like this is more towards the people in my life that I interact with on a daily basis.. I can be very anti social, even with my own family. I mean, don't get me wrong. It...
    StoneColdNipZz StoneColdNipZz 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    This is going to be like a blog post about my day. A good day. So this morning I was sitting at my laptop downstairs going through emails and someone knocked on my front door. I...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Aug 29

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    I remember being in a relationship with an older girl. She was 18, and I was 15. It was long distance, but we had planned to meet up once she had saved up enough money. Honestly...
    CrunchyNoodle CrunchyNoodle 16-17, M Sep 2

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    I'm having a little lunch with my aunt and then I am going to meet Raphaël from the club. He knows I am interested in him, because my friend Pierre has told him. The only thing is...
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