So much pressure is brought on us over career achievements, status symbols like cars and also family pressures.
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I pretty much failed on all levels when I hit 36 onwards as everything seemed to evaporate in front of my eyes. They are a nothing decade as you are not far enough away from your 20s to stop trying to keep up with the younger crowd and are too young to want to mix with those in their 40s. Now at 41 years of age I feel a lot more settled both professionally and personally and also, ironically a lot more at ease in socialising with people of all ages.
Darren Pearce, Manchester I suspect this has a lot to do with the fact that it's probably the most typical age range womeb get divorced for the first timeand mids is now more likely to be the age when people experience work-place ageism for the first time.
James Stevens, Windsor I most definitely had a quarter life crisis a while ago, at I was struggling to get ahead in my chosen career, gfown up of not having a firm relationship and not being able to afford to move out of the family home, after having a taste of freedom at uni. I realise my expectations of being settled or on my way to being settled in life by 25 may have been a bit high but I definitely remember feeling very inadequate and despondent.
Maybe our own expectations of life cause us to have these kinds adulh crises every decade? Rather lonelyss viewing it as a mid-life crisis it can be seen as an opportunity to re-evaluate our lives both as the world around us changes but also as we develop and grow within ourselves. Just as a rocket to the stars sheds the spent stages of its fuel so we need to shed the values and beliefs that perhaps supported us through one stage of our life but are no longer relevant for the next stage.
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Being out of sync with ourselves and our surroundings can cause depression, fear and loneliness. The challenging process of reconnecting with ourselves and the world around us can re-ignite the flames that power us forward in our journey somen a better life. It keeps everything in perspective and helps me remember the happier times, and that happy times will return.
Society gets me down and I'm starting to get aches and pains. It's all happened in the last five years. Adutl hey-ho, life goes on. Robert Leahy, Coventry As a something generation X-er we've had our hopes and expectations falsely raised our whole lives.
We were told as children that if you work hard you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Well, for the vast majority, you can't. You have to take the middle-of-the-road jobs geown are available.
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I think our parents are happier as they had no career expectations wojen hence weren't disappointed by 40 years lnoelys middle-management and an average pension. Barry Smith, Bristol I am a year-old recently divorced mother of one. My son is five years old and I find that I feel very lonely in the evenings, and money is also tight. I cannot see things changing and therefore feel down.
I definitely feel like I am having a mid-life crisis! Katy, Guernsey Overseas As an American, with less social care, even longer work hours and even less holiday I can certainly relate.
We are the first generation to do worse than our parents. Retirement and home ownership seem unobtainable even in a double income household with no children. Add the crushing yet necessary masters degree and school debt just to remain competitive and you have a long drawn-out hum of futility.
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It can be a bit of a challenge to keep your chin up at times. Part of the problem may be the mh expectations people have of marriage and their spouses in general.
A partner is expected to be the best friend, excellent lover, close intimate, fun entertainer, stimulating intellectual and more — but one relationship was never meant to provide such a diverse fulfillment of needs, Schwartz noted. That puts a lot more stress on the couple relationship, said co-author Ashley Ermer, an assistant professor of family science and human development at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. We apologize, this video has expired.
How the woman feels may be key in heterosexual marriages, she and her colleagues found.