30/09/2010 06:12 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Thirtysomethings In Crisis?

Are they really talking about us? According to experts more people are experiencing a 'true mid-life crisis' earlier than ever, some as young as 35.

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The survey, carried out by relationship counselling service Relate, discovered many people are unhappier in their thirties than at any other time. The counsellors think work pressure could be to blame, particularly for those with high career expectations. The stress that comes with raising a young family doesn't help either, says Relate.

Conducted in conjunction with phone company TalkTalk, the survey quizzed more than 2,000 adults of all ages about how happy they were and what relationship problems they were experiencing.

While the textbook example of a midlife crisis is seen in older people - usually those in their late forties and fifties - the survey revealed a lot of people are having problems much earlier.

Those in the 35-44 age group turned out to be the least satisfied with their lives, says the survey. For instance, 20 claiming a bad relationship had made them depressed and 40% admitting a partner had cheated on them.

It all makes pretty gloomy reading. But we're not so convinced. So tell us, are you in your thirties and having the time of your life?