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The situation regarding the realization that the care-free years of life are gone and repetitive responsibility lies ahead; occurs mainly during the pre-job, post-collegiate years.
So, Joe, are you ready to get out of college?
Not really, I'm in a bit of a pre-life crisis right now.
by Joe Steinbronn December 01, 2005
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The "mid life crisis" you might get when turning 16, or another young age. Happens when you realize you are no longer Peter Pan, defender of adolescent bliss and are at some point in your life going to have to live all alone.
Girl: Excited about your birthday this sunday?
Guy: Not really.. I'm actually in a bit of a pre-life crisis right now.
by TFS July 20, 2005
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A stressful period in which a new parent-to-be might go through trying to figure out how not to f*ck up their last f*ck up.

Nine months of worrying about the next eighteen years of a child's life. Usually followed by loose lips syndrome.
I don't think John is ready to be a dad yet. His pre-life crisis is already in its tenth month.
by jclovis3 March 31, 2017
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