Does anyone think women may go through a Midlife Crisis like men often do?
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.
Jamie.....Does the term "menopause" strike a chord with you yet....or are you much too young?...........Prepare yourself.
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.
by dashingscorpio 3 years ago
Is there a real difference between having a "midlife crisis" and pursuing items on a "bucket list"?A 50 year old man who buys a Corvette is often accused of having a "midlife crisis". However in all honesty this may have been a dream of his since childhood and when he...
by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS 3 years ago
It can start as early as middle thirties for some until full maturity about the age of sixty-five. The period varies among individuals. A mid-life crisis may occur when a person realizes conflicts or dissatisfaction within themselves because of unrealized goals, self-perceptions or physical changes...
by Leaderofmany 3 years ago
Are midlife crisis purchases real? What did you buy if so?My sons tell me that I bought my 2012 Dodge Challenger due to midlife crisis. I disagree, I'm not middle age. I just love the car and always have since they came out.
by SportsBetter 6 years ago
Does anyone think it is weird we live on a big ball in the middle of nothing?We are just floating around in space, on this spherical shaped object that is rotating around a star. How are we here, is it just by chance? I know there are billions of other stars, and I know on a lot of...
by Money Fairy 5 years ago
Wondering if anyone has a secret with dealing with an annoying temporary guest in your home?Recently I am helping out this woman who has no place to go for the week till she leaves town for good. She is moving on Feb. 1st. At the time I was in a really good, happy mood and so I said...
by Ralph Schwartz 19 months ago
Does anyone trust political polling anymore?We've all heard the news...Hillary up 10 points, now Trump up 3, wait, now Hillary is back up, hold on, now it's tied......seriously, does anyone believe any of them at this point? And furthermore, what do they matter with still nearly 3 months and...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|