You might be wondering if a quarter-life crisis is even a thing. Maybe you’ve been told your generation is entitled and what you’re experiencing is not a real problem. But the quarter-life crisis has a Wikipedia page, so yeah, it’s a thing. Sometimes it happens at a time of transition, like college to the workforce. But often it happens at a time where there’s no transition at all. Things are stagnant and you start to wonder if the life you’ve built is really the life you want. And then you start to panic. Feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, and depression can start to creep in.
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- Feeling trapped or stuck
- Lack of purpose
- Difficulty with decision making
- Feeling inadequate or incompetent
- Lack of motivation
- Low self-esteem
- Loneliness, even when surrounded by others
- Feeling disconnected or detached
Well-intentioned friends and family members can often be helpful in navigating these struggles, but sometimes they add to the confusion. Sometimes their stake in your choices colors their judgment. Therapy is all about you and it can be helpful to talk things over with someone solidly in your corner, but is impartial and nonjudgmental. And while you work through the quarter-life crisis, therapy will help you develop strategies to cope with and minimize the symptoms of anxiety and depression that accompany this period.