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Do Tell: What Problems Affect Your Age Group?

I'm in my late twenties and turning the big 3-0 is not only on my mind, but it's on the minds of my friends who are about to hit that milestone birthday. We also worry about our careers, money, relationships with family and friends, and the pressure to start a family. Of course there are many common stresses that affect every generation, but ladies, do tell, what problems do you think affect your age group the most?

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AmberBug AmberBug 9 years
So I am 27 and I have noticed the older I am getting the higher my sex drive is getting... but the other is true for the opposite sex (being male). The older they get... the less they can perform or the less they need it. I am pretty sure this is a common thing and not just something particular to my experiences.
Lovely_Ess Lovely_Ess 9 years
I'm in my early twenties so the biggest things I hear and feel are about -pleasing the family, -graduating college and deciding whether to go into the "real" world or continue on to grad school. -finding a someone to settle down with (a lot of ppl around me are having kids) -grades -student loans/which counts as money stuff in that realm, i don't let it overtake me tho it jus makes it worse
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 9 years
Im 16 and right now my biggest worries are.. my AS levels (Exams you do before Uni..)And just trying to figure out what the hell i wanna do IN Uni and for the rest of my life!!
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 9 years
hmm. serious relationships maybe blossoming into engagements, trying to figure out when you should move in...not having any money and healthy food being so expensive! trying to make the adjustment to the "real job" in "real life". and having a crappy car, lol. those are my and my friend's problems, anyways.
CraziStarr CraziStarr 9 years
It feels good to know others my age worry about the same things. I find myself constantly being jealous abdou friends making more money and/or being more successful than me. I hate it, but it's true. I feel pressure to use my 4-year degree in a better way than I currently am & to go to grad school...
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
my problems are that i had hopes of being married with kids by the time i was 30, and i'm not there yet - but the years are ticking by and i'm getting antsy. my boyfriend seems to think that since he's older - he has nothing to show for his life - and i think that's a common issue
mcreverie mcreverie 9 years
I agree with everyone else who's in their mid-20s. I'm 24 and my biggest worry is money/career. We have the most free time now - no kids, no house to take care of, all our disposable income goes to ourselves. I don't want to look back in 10 years and feel I wasted such a great time in my life. It's not such a bad thing to work really hard now so that I can reap the benefits later.
MuppetsForDinner MuppetsForDinner 9 years
I'll be 25 in two months. My biggest pressures are: 1) To get engaged to my bf of 5 years 2) Money & job security 3) To make new local friends -- when something inside just wants to revert back to college days and move next door to my closest college friends
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
A lot of ppl in my age range (20's) are dingy and don't know what to do with their lives.can hold decent jobs/are responsible, they get married to the first boy that makes them orgasm, etc. . . and i am the opposite. My career is in FULL swing. I own my own business and have employees. I pay TAXES! i'm not running behind some guy like an idiot. Most of my friends are much old with serious issues going on in there lives, not "my boyfriend is mad because I wore a skirt the the party . .." type of crap. but when you meet someone in general, they automatically assume you are unstable and dingy. i take pride in all my hard work . . .it just sucks that most in my age range have no structure.
swtsunkisses88 swtsunkisses88 9 years
Im about to turn 20 and right now I think the biggest pressure is finding someone "date worthy" even though im in college, i dont see that as a big pressure since these days its pretty routine to go to college since it's becoming less common not having that type of degree.
waterbaby waterbaby 9 years
ditto ella1978....Turning 30 in 6 months....all of the above...i have an amazing boyfriend, no parental pressure, mba, great career at the #4 consulting firm, but want more, I have healthcare for life (as a 10% disabled officer in the navy). I realize I should just be happy, but when is enough enough?
foudini foudini 9 years
100% Financial Security via a well-paying career via grad school. Financial Security --> Health Insurance Full-coverage Health insurance is the most important thing to have. Trust me, I have the life experiences to back this fact up. No matter your station in life, GIVE UP EVERYTHING YOU CAN MANAGE so you can afford health insurance. Think Maslow's hierarchy.
annebreal annebreal 9 years
I'm 22, graduating in May, and what I keep getting asked is "what are you going to do after college? What jobs? What grad school?" yadda yadda. Maybe it's because I'm getting my bachelor's in social work and that's seen as something you have to get your master's in. I see a lot of friends getting engaged, and some pregnancies, and I know that a lot of girls in my age group feel like they should be doing the same, but I'm not remotely ready or wanting that yet.
Candyhunnie Candyhunnie 9 years
Collage, getting on the property ladder and getting on the right career path.
emalove emalove 9 years
I turned 30 this year and while I hate the actual number, I love where I'm at in my life. I just got married in August, have a great career that I love, and am excited to start a family within the next couple of years. I don't feel "pressured" to do anything...I just go with what I'm feeling and what makes me happy.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
I'm in my late 20s, married with one child. Everyone has been pressuring us to reproduce again. My husband wants to further his career more before we start down the two children path. We are thinking that one is plenty but the pressure for 2 makes us think twice.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
Late teens leeluvfashion pretty much said it all my friends always ask me when i'm going to get laid but I know they're just kiddin.. hopefully :D
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
At 25, I worry about paying off my student loans, having the ideal job that makes me happy, and having the ideal relationship. Because one day I'll be in an older age range and I want to be sure I pulled enough of myself together by then.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I'm 16 about to turn 17 and the worrys and problems with my age group is: Getting a job Trying to figure out what you want to do w/ your life Thinking about college/ planning for college Dealing w/ the reality of leaving home Not giving into peer pressure Wanting to an adult yet still scared of growing up Figuring out who you are Many others that I can't remember at the moment...
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I'm 28 and I don't feel stressed at all.
DesirexNoel DesirexNoel 9 years
I am only 18 and you've already got me scared for thirty!!! The problems I face are with people. Trying to figure out how I want to deal with them. The kind of person I want to be, and how I am going to become that person. Also, choosing a career! Applying to schools, and thinking about the looming debt at the end of the tunnel.
ella1978 ella1978 9 years
I'm in the same boat as the original poster. Just turned 29 last month.. I've even lied to the elliptical machine! I'm living with my BF. I just bought a house. I don't get any pressure from anyone around me. My parents split after 34 years of being together, and they aren't about to pressure me to do anything. Coworkers don't bug me about my situation, half are married with a bunch of kids, the other half are single. But I put a lot of pressure on myself. I want to be making more money, I want to be saving more money. I want to be in a better place with my career, making more money, doing something I really love. I'm not concerned about marriage, I'm okay with how my boyfriend and I are. I know he wants to get married, but cash is tight, he's going back to school & can't really afford the ring, but really wants to be able to propose traditionally. I think most of my pressure is career oriented. I also feel a lot of pressure to be the perfect "housewife". I find myself appologizing that the floors are not spotless & that the tub needs to be scrubed, because time is really tight for me right now, so some little things don't get done. I feel bad that I can't come home and cook dinner each night.. shoot, I come home, head straight to the gym & THEN come home and consider dinner. There is also a LOT of pressure to make a lot of money. It's present everywhere. In what you wear, in what you drive, in how your house is decorated, in where you shop.. in my career, you just don't make a lot of money... That's the LONG of it :o)
missyd missyd 9 years
Oh, the biggest problem, hands down, is ALWAYS money...finances (never ever have neough, no matter how much you make). Money sometimes keeps me awake at night and gives me stomach ulcers..
missyd missyd 9 years
I'm 25. Sick of people questioning my judgement and calling me immature...then saying I am aging myself quickly by taking on too many "mature" responsibilites and being everyone's caretaker. WHICH IS IT???? I'm in that ugly in-the-middle year.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'm 25, and where do I begin... Should I go for that career change? Back to school? 4 yrs with my boyfriend, engagement soon? Hating my apt's landlord but not sure where/when to move? More money? And so on...
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