Author(s): Joanne Jowell
The quarterlife crisis syndrome, although widely experienced by todays young adults in their 20s to mid-30s, has received little attention in public media. It refers to a condition of inner turmoil precipitated by life changes and is exacerbated by the lack of stability in modern living. It is a lonely crisis, since those caught in its midst often feel abandoned by the shelter of their earlier, more predictable lives. They are burdened by what they perceive others expect of them and are unaware that many of their peers are experiencing the same flux and uncertainty. This book, in recounting the details of the authors own situation, goes some way towards drawing comfort and direction from the experiences of others. It is not a psychological text, although it draws on psychological concepts. It dissects the elements of the crisis and aims to build awareness, share experiences, and provide solace for anyone who wonders what tomorrow will bring.