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I Am Having a Quarter-life Crisis

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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...
    MattPritchard MattPritchard 31-35, M 1 Response May 17, 2010

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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...
    takethechivas takethechivas 22-25, F Jan 23, 2010

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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...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2008

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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...
    stc stc 21-25 2 Responses Mar 9, 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...
    BagOLaughs BagOLaughs 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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...
    LucidxDreams LucidxDreams 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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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...
    yesmaam yesmaam 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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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...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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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...
    wannabeDJ wannabeDJ 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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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...
    5683LIFE 5683LIFE 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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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...
    runforyourlife912 runforyourlife912 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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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...
    GoofySC GoofySC 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 27, 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...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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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...
    metallicagal91 metallicagal91 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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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...
    joker912 joker912 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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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...
    foxieroxie foxieroxie 18-21, F May 15, 2008

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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...
    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...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    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...
    crazyinlove88 crazyinlove88 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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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...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 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...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Since recent changes in my life, I have had many thoughts of wanting to kill myself, is this normal?
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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
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    Can someone please take their time to read this? Its long, 8 pages but it explains a lot about the situation I am currently in. I think a lot of people could relate to this if they...
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    I should feel worse than I do right now. I spent the shower thinking about running. Getting an abortion and just running from him. I want to be a mom, and I want to be with him...
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    April 6. Patience. How sick and tired we may become of people telling us to be patient or to learn patience. How frustrating it can be to want to finally have something, or to...
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    I am a 15 year old Jewish, Orthodox girl. I was born 3 months early in Manchester, England. From the time i was a baby i have had a very hard life. I lived in fear every day of my...
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    Characters vibrantly dance around in my head to the music of fiction. No one is ridiculed, everyone is accepted. No one is thought less of, everyone is equal. No one has to feel...
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    He walked into the room and my heart immediately started beating quickly. I knew of him and his reputation, but it was the first time I ever seen him up close. That all sounds...
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    I met Ben in December 2012 and we both instantly liked each other, things I think went way to fast and we jumped into a relationship to quick. A lot of my friends and family died...
    meme2183 meme2183 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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