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19 people share the surprising truths about being an adult that nobody warns you about.

19 people share the surprising truths about being an adult that nobody warns you about.

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Being an adult isn't always the glamorous, independent "go to bed at any time you want," life we dreamed it would be when we were kids.

Paying taxes, making doctors appointments, figure out health insurance, saving for retirement, keeping the house clean, managing your schedule and calendar all while trying to be a good partner, friend, sibling, or parent can be a chaotic journey in exhaustion. Just when you think you can finally have a few days off, the dog will swallow one of the kid's toys and need emergency surgery and your friend from college will be "randomly in town" or your tooth will start to ache because of all your stress-grinding.

Even if it looks like everyone around you has it beautifully together and can still find the time to meal-prep and make avocado toast every morning when the sunrises, sometimes it's necessarily to cut yourself some slack. So, when a Reddit user asked, "What part of being an adult caught you completely off guard because no one talks about it?" people were ready to share their most frustrating discoveries about growing up.

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