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Richard Settersten's depiction of the risks of a fast-path to adulthood have most definitely been my experience. College at 18, marriage at 24, our first child at 26, we hit our adult benchmarks right on "target". However, after 10 years of marriage, my husband and I both look back on our 20's as a very financially difficult time, and we now see that we will be paying for our "early launch", both financially and emotionally, for some time to come. Times have changed, and societal expectations regarding acceptable "life paths" will need to change with them or we will continue to set our young people up for lives of stress and anxiety.
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