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Quarterlife Crisis

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Quarterlife Crisis by Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner
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May 21, 2001 | ISBN 9781585421060

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“The worst year of my life was 26. The second-worst was 24. I had no idea, until now, that my funky period was part of a larger pattern. Finally, a book that explains my quarterlife crisis.”—Joe Klein, author of Primary Colors

Table Of Contents

Introduction: What Is the Quarterlife Crisis?
Why Worry About a Quarterlife Crisis?
How Do You Recognize a Quarterlife Crisis?
What Do You Do About the Quarterlife Crisis?

One: How Am I Supposed to Figure Out Who I Really Am?
“So, What Do You Do?”
What Now?
Compromising Positions
Finding a Passion
Keeping the Faith
Trial and Error
Changing Their Minds
Constant Evolution

Two: What If I’m Scared to Stop Being a Kid?
End of the Innocence
Are We There Yet?
The Parent Trap
Inescapable Influence
The Times They Are A-Changin’

Three: What If I Fail?
Ready, Set, Fail
Going After the Dream
Abort Mission
Plan B
Advice from the Pros

Four: What Do All of These Doubts Mean?
Doubts and Questions
Working Problems
Social Adjustments
Overwhelming Factors
Anchors Aweigh
Dashed Expectations
Paradise Lost
Trying Out Therapy
Brushing It Off

Five: How Do I Know If the Decisions I’m Making Are the Right Ones?
Moving Right Along
How Do I Know If I’m Sure About Somebody?
Gut Instinct
Gray Matter
Going with It

Six: How Do I Work Out the Right Balance Among My Career, Friends, Family, and Romance?
Stuff Happens
Work Won’t Make You Coffee in the Morning
When Love Comes to Town
Stress Fractures
The Balancing Act

Seven: Can I Carry Any Part of My College Experience into the Real World?
Six Degrees of Separation
Batting for the Majors
Look at All the Lonely People
Lifestyle Changes
Continuing Education
What You Can Take with You

Topical Index

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