Growing up is a painful process. The illusion of what adulthood might entail (a sprawling apartment in a luxe high rise, financial independence, emotional stability) is often trumped by its jarring reality (a cramped studio, bills stacked to the sky, crying into your bag of Cheetos). What's a twenty-something to do?

We could cry about the unfairness of it all, but we'd rather sit on our grown-up furniture drinking cheap red wine and laughing about it. 

Here's to the struggles of growing up: The 25 Worst Things About Being an Adult, In GIFs.

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