Failure to Launch
What is Failure to Launch?
What are the causes of Failure to Launch?
These major life changes additionally coincide with the ages during which emotional disorders begin to present themselves, such as anxiety and depression. For anxious young adults, planning for the future is simply too daunting to consider. Instead, they may use avoidance as a coping strategy, filling their time by playing video games, surfing the internet, or partying. For those suffering with depression, managing the normal pitfalls of adulthood, such as breakups, poor grades, or layoffs, is more difficult handle. Some argue that this is due to a generational decrease in “frustration tolerance” due to the instant gratification millennials are accustomed to. Many millennials never develop frustration tolerance, and are unable to moderate sadness and self-soothe. Finally, undiagnosed learning differences, such as ADHD, may lead to difficulty integrating into adulthood due to life changes resulting in less structure, supervision, and accountability.