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Handling Mid-life crisis - Part 1: Is Midlife Crisis Real?

Updated: Sep 26, 2021

Part 1 - Is Midlife Crisis Real?

For many, middle-age is the time in our lives that we pause for a moment to reflect. At the beginning of our lives, it’s as if we have been shot out of a cannon. The moment never seems to slow down as many of us gain an education, make friends, choose a career, commit to a significant other, have children, raise them as best we can, and plan for retirement. Eventually, life slows down and we start to reflect on our lives, who we’ve become, and where we seem to be headed. Then we suddenly have the realization that life is finite – and the clock is ticking. For many, this realization can bring on feelings of anxiety and a midlife crisis, a phase that makes people want to feel youthful again as they struggle to come to terms with the fact that their lives are half over. But, the emotional turmoil some people experience during midlife doesn’t always lead to major lifestyle changes that involve the desire to be young again. In fact, a midlife crisis could turn into something positive.

Some researchers believe the notion of the midlife crisis is a social construct. And it’s the belief that you’re supposed to have some sort of crisis in your 40s that leads some people to say they experience some sort of an emotional turmoil. What do you think? What is your experience?

In Part 2 of this post, we share with you, the Signs of MLC

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