5 comics that sum up the challenges — and hilarity — of adulthood.

Entering adulthood isn't always easy.

From work to personal relationships, a lot of things can change as you jump into "the real world." Artist Caitlin Quijano gets that, so she combined art and humor to create images that other young adults could relate to.

"As a 20-something figuring out work, marriage, and finances, the demands and challenges of adulthood are something I think about a lot," Quijano told Upworthy in an email. "I've always loved to de-stress through comedy, and that is reflected in the topics I cover."


Many of Quijano's comics reflect situations that might be quite familiar.

1. Camping equipment evolves from childhood to adulthood.

All images used with permission from Caitlin Quijano.

2. Time spent hanging out with friends might become ... er ... limited.


3. The reality of work life may be a bit different from what you imagined in college.


4. But with each new venture, you'll probably begin by giving it your all.


5. Ultimately, your finish line may look a little different from those around you, and that's totally fine. It's your life to live. Make it a good one.



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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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