Adulting Sucks

Adulting Sucks by Tina Dubinsky. A Substack subscriber publication about the chaos of adulthood.

Adulting Sucks is an every-other-week personal column that offers both a FREE and a paid subscription. You can also purchase the Foundation subscription: a once-in-a-lifetime payment.

Adulting: The practice of being a responsible adult.

About Adulting Sucks

Adulting Sucks is “all about embracing the chaos of adulthood”. It’s a creative space that merges memoir, reflection and creative nonfiction with humour.

What does it contain?

Occasionally helpful advice, tips, stories and strategies for surviving adulthood. Although, rather than a how-to publication this is more of how-not.

Intended readership

This tongue-in-cheek publication is for adults who don’t mind the occasional swear word, off-topic wanderings, badly drawn images, and anecdotal accounts.


As a subscriber you can expect a notification of a new instalment every other week. The aim is weekly, but adulting things take preference.

Eat carrots

Eating carrots while reading the publication of Adulting Sucks helps readers’ digest the bite-sized portions of satire and humour.


Nonfiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, satire, humour, experimental and potentially some short stories and micro fiction. So, a mixed bag of goodies.

Adulting Sucks subscription price

Purchasing a paid subscription for my publication at Substack supports my writing practice.

I offer a subscription for AUD$5.00 a month. Over a year that works out to be $60. So, I have also set up an annual subscription for AUD$30.

To save even more, you can also become a Founding member for AUD$60. If you don’t have AUD$60 then you can enter an amount that’s more than AUD$30 but less than AUD$60 in the dollar field for the Founding member.

The most read post so far…

Young Adult Relationships and Sex by Tina Dubinsky

Forsaking the sacred to discuss relationships and sex. An intimate interview with Me on dating, romantic relationships and #metoo. Parental guidance recommended.

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My favourite FREE subscriber post…

Why Adulting Sucks Even with a Job by Tina Dubinsky

Find your own famous quote about hard work and success and put it here.

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