Does anyone think women may go through a Midlife Crisis like men often do?

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  1. Jamie L Gordon profile image79
    Jamie L Gordonposted 23 months ago

    Does anyone think women may go through a Midlife Crisis like men often do?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 23 months ago

    I prefer the term "Midlife Awakening".
    Essentially everyone in my opinion reaches a point where they realize they have more years behind them than in front of them.
    This may cause the individual to reassess decisions they've made in their life. This will vary from one person to another. Someone may reach the conclusion they never cared for their present career, another person couldn't afford their "dream car" when they were younger but now they can, while still another person may now feel they "settled" when they got married.
    Whatever it is I believe both genders reflect on their life choices.
    It's only a "crisis" for the other people involved with them.
    Some people don't really figure out who they are and want they really want until later in life. Very few dreams have "expiration dates" stamped on them.
    The whole notion of "bucket lists" could be seen as "midlife crisis" to some folks while to others it means spending their remaining years chasing their dreams. Radical changes scares people who are comfortable with you as you are or how things are.
    We're either "growing together" or "growing apart".
    Communication is the GPS that tells us which one it  is.
    Ultimately you are responsible for your own happiness.
    Life is a (personal) journey.
    Know yourself, Love yourself, Trust yourself
    In order to know real happiness if you have to be true to yourself.
    If something doesn't "feel right" to you it's probably not right for you.
    Reflecting on one's life and considering changes isn't a gender thing.

    1. Jamie L Gordon profile image79
      Jamie L Gordonposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Great answer. I like how you think!

  3. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 23 months ago

    Jamie.....Does the term "menopause" strike a chord with you yet....or are you much too young?...........Prepare yourself.  smile

    1. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Very funny! But true!

    2. Jamie L Gordon profile image79
      Jamie L Gordonposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Haha, not yet.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 23 months ago

    The closest I've seen is when the woman realizes she's lost the sexual appeal of her youth. Whether this occurs when a teenaged relative / child is suddenly the hot one or hitting 30s and the guys pass you over for someone in their 20s depends on the family situation.
    For the older man, it is realization he's getting older and death is on the horizon. For older women, it is the realization that your sexual appeal you've had all your young adult life is nearly gone, and if you don't have a mate, getting one becomes very hard, whereas if you have a mate, fears that a younger, more attractive woman will take your mate now loom.

    1. Jamie L Gordon profile image79
      Jamie L Gordonposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting perspective. Thank you for your input.


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