I've never been a spouse.
I've never been a parent.
Aren't those these the things that make us feel like adults? Marriage, children of your own? Maybe even purchasing a home or having your own business would work.
I am an adult, but certainly don't feel like one. I've known no other role for my life than that of being someone's child. I am a nurturer, a loyal friend, a devout manager/employee, a pet adopter, a condo-of-my-own dweller...and yet none of these things give me that, "I'm a grown up" feeling. Sometimes I even get that tickle inside that I'm playing house and fooling everyone.
Other singles out there - do you feel grown up?
Married friends - do you feel grown up?
When did this realization hit you?