7 Things That Will Ruin Any Relationship In Your 20s

hail 20++, all hail relationship

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1. Motivation levels.

It’s not that one of you having a Great Big Important Job while the other doesn’t know what they want to do is an automatic problem. It’s just that it often represents a deeper level of motivation to do and achieve things at a certain age which is not automatically shared by everyone around you. There are certain people who are happy doing more simple things, and there are people who want to use their 20s to create something difficult but important. And that difference unfortunately leads to resentment, envy, misunderstanding, and a distinct feeling of being held back. Motivation levels are hugely important, even if we don’t want to talk about them.

2. Social activities.

How much the two of you are respectively still going out and drinking, and how much your social life looks like it did when you were in college, are going to…

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11 Books You Should Read If You’re A Woman In Your 20s

I have read… none. and I (still) call myself a student of english literature. In addition, yes I have vagina and boobs, practically am a woman and 22 this May. #silent

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According to Love Twenty, women in their twenties are supposed to read diet books and novels about shopping. I disagree. Here are my suggestions for novels you should read if you’re a woman in your twenties.

1. The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1899)

This classic novel about female sexuality and personal exploration during the turn of the century is one of the first novels to explore casual sex on the part of a woman — a married woman. But it’s not all about sex. It’s about a woman as a person, not a gender. What does it mean to make oneself happy? What must one sacrifice to be independent? Is it considered selfish to go after what one wants? How can desires be reconciled with social norms? The list of woman-centric existential questions The Awakening explores goes on.

2. Daughters of the North/ The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall…

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6 Movies For When You’re Young And Confused And Facing Change

okay… let’s find the movies, watch, and learn.

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If you’re a twenty-something or anybody else who’s going through some major life changes, the following films should really resonate with you. Some do so on quite serious level; others are anything but serious. All the movies on this list, though, poignantly reflect on what it means to be young and confused in the face of epic life changes. Whatever your taste may be hopefully there’s something here for you.

For the sentimentalist: Almost Famous

Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film about his teenage years touring with various rock bands tugs at the emotional heartstrings. It’s impossible not to like 15-year-old William Miller as he follows his favorite band across America. I would watch this during my first year of college and totally relate to William – falling in love for the first time, feeling like you’re in way over your head in every way possible. He gets his cherry popped literally…

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