How do you know if you're having a mid-life crisis?
If you've been through a mid-life crisis, what were the signs? What did you do or think?
Hahaha! I had one of those. It's a time when you question your existence and what you have done with your life. Has it turned out the way you wanted it to? Those hopes and dreams you had in your twenties - did you achieve them? Or are you stuck in a humdrum existence, no excitement, a mortgage, 4 teenage kids, a job that's a drag?
I was one of the lucky ones. I'd paid off my mortgage, didn't have teenage kids. I quit my job and had a change. Got off the treadmill, bucked the system. First you have to realize you're in one.
For some people this period - often around your 40s and for some it happens early 50's - is really difficult. Heaps of emotional turmoil, agitation and even bitterness that you have headed down a path you didn't want in the first place.
If you are happy with your life you will not have trouble with this period. If you are dissatisfied then make changes. If you don't you may be laden with regret.
I'm with Jewels. My wife and I sold everything including our house and moved. We're both in college seeking degrees and starting new careers. It's great!
I have a question for you: What do you consider mid-life?
I am now 56 and do not see this even as my mid-life. The hardest time in my life was going through Empty Nest when my son left to live his life. I talked about it, sought out resources and solutions.
I went back to school and have continue to build a career.
I have to say that after I hit 50 I realized there was freedom to becoming a crone. A lot of freedom. Healing and insight are now a continuous part of my life.
I have to say that a crisis is a personal event. It is in the belief system. One that can change when we own that it needs to change. However, it cannot change until we face that we could use an outside hand on occasion.
Ask and the resources you need will occur, when you need them.
Bless you SD Dickens.
by Joan King 6 years ago
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by MonsterMuncher 9 years ago
What are the symptoms, whats the average age? Is there a cure? Has anyone gone through this?
by Jane@CM 8 years ago
I was reading a book by Joan Anderson last night "A Walk on the Beach" which is written about about her friendship with Joan Erikson (wife of Dr. Erik Erikson).She talks about her identity crisis (or mid-life crisis) and it really hit a cord with me, which I may go on to write about.Has...
by Super Lux 6 years ago
How do you handle mid-life crisis?if you are at your late 20's to your late 30's and you feel like you feel like you're having issues with yourself and your life, how do you face it?
by alexandriaruthk 6 years ago
What does it mean when one is experiencing mid life crisis?and what are the possible solutions to it?
by MonsterMuncher 9 years ago
How can I tell if I'm having a mid-life crisis and what is the average age for such a thing?Is there a cure?
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