• Many millennials are facing a ‘quarter-life crisis’

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    Around six in ten millennials are suffering from a ‘quarter-life crisis’, new research has found.

    Researchers polled 2,000 Brits aged from 25 to 35 found that 56 per cent are struggling to cope with financial, career and personal pressures.

    53 per cent of young adults find it difficult to make ends meet, while 23 per cent said trying to find a job stressed them out.

    Other factors contributing to the quarter-life crisis include trying to find employment, attempting to get on the property ladder and the lack of a romantic relationship.

    first direct, who carried out the study, has teamed up with psychologist Dr Oliver Robinson, quarter-life crisis expert and senior lecturer for psychology in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich, to look at how people can use a crisis as a spark for change.

    “There’s two sides to a quarter-life crisis. They’re often feared as periods of difficulty and distress, but in my experience, they can also be times of openness, curiosity and growth,” said Robinson.

    “People may find old habits and coping mechanisms no longer help in the way they used to, and this can act as a spur to explore new ideas, new activities and new ways of overcoming life’s challenges.”

    In addition, when asked to describe how they’ve been feeling over the past six months, ‘anxious’, ‘frustrated’, ‘confused’ and ‘sad’ were among the most common used by millennials.



    Jade Burke

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