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life crisis

any disruptive life event, possibly entailing the loss of important relationships and social status, which requires personal adjustment and which may threaten the integrity of the SELF and its social relationships. An indicative list is bereavement, divorce, marriage, job loss or change, disability, retirement, migration, eviction. Because these may involve STRESS and anxiety, which are implicated in the causation of some diseases, life crises are an important area of study for the SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE, as well as being a central factor for consideration in the fields of COUNSELLING and PSYCHOTHERAPY.
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A quarter life crisis is a crisis that involves anxiety and uncertainty over the direction of one's life.
“The irony that 'Quarter Life Crisis' earned me my Master's degree isn't lost on me,” said Anderson.
The only difference is that women suffer from quarter- life crisis more than men.
The Couples & Marriage, Home Ownership, Life Crisis and Retirement CPA mobilization kits are now available for download from the CPA Financial Literacy Resource Center.
Dante is a brotha suffering from the traumatic effects of a mid-twenties life crisis.
The onset and development of a progressive and disabling illness such as Parkinson's constitute a traumatic life crisis that can have a major impact on the psychological well-being and social functioning of both the person with the disorder and his or her family.
Women are viewed as sex toys to be used and discarded by vile, pathetic males (I shall not call them men); families are destroyed as a father vents his mid life crisis by abandoning his wife for a 'younger, prettier model,' homosexuals and lesbians are no longer content to secretly live in sin, but now want to glorify their perversions."
Millennials in their 20s are now experiencing this anxiety, and it is better termed as the Quarter Life Crisis.
You''ve heard of the mid-life crisis, now comes a new social malady - the quarter life crisis. Seems like when you reach 25 the problems start!
A tale of a quarter life crisis and what emerges from it, Martha and Nina's adventure is enthralling, entertaining, and will give readers much to relate to, making "A Body at Rest" a highly recommended read.