Midlife Crisis Symptoms

MIDLIFE CRISIS SYMPTOM NUMBER 1: ATTENTION BY PROJECTION

Individuals coping with midlife problems feel the need to be good-looking and eye-catching when it comes to looks, body, clothes and bearing. They tend to show off all the successes and youthfulness men and women ought to have. Some tend to do projection by buying expensive stuffs like car, bikes, bags, make-ups
and others.

MIDLIFE CRISIS SYMPTOM NUMBER 2: MOOD SWINGS AND INDECISION

Midlifers often find it very difficult to gain self-control especially when it comes to decision-making. Their decisions are often as unpredictable as their mood. This may be caused by hormonal changes in women and physiological changes in men. In women, night sweats worsen the crisis so there is a need to cope with the entailing signs of menopausal stage.

MIDLIFE CRISIS SYMPTOM NUMBER 3: BLAMING OTHERS

Midlifers are not too pleased with what they have become (what they are right now) and so they tend to blame others. This can even go as far as digging into the details of past experiences of being dictated/forced to take courses not freely chosen, opportunities not grabbed due to attending to younger siblings or parents, etc. In general, the release of frustration is done by putting the blame on others.

MIDLIFE CRISIS SYMPTOM NUMBER 4: ASSOCIATION WITH THE YOUNG

Some midlifers have the inclination to often be with younger friends. The reason for this is that, being with the young, the midlifer is associated with the young hence will be looked upon as staying young both in age and at heart. The way they bear and conduct themselves are patterned after the generation of the present. Their activities are more youthful and active, playing games like tennis, triathlon and even impressing others of their knowledge in golf, basketball and shooting.

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Midlife Crisis in Men and Women

Single or Married, Religious or a Priest, men and women may go through Midlife Crisis in various ways. Men/Males are directly centered on their achievements/successes and their particular need to show them off to others. On the other hand, women/females are likely to concentrate on their own physical looks i.e. their skin texture and complexion, hair and absence of the signs of aging; their sex appeal (sexiness) and what they are capable of doing as soon as their parental (key) obligations are done.

What is midlife crisis or middle age crisis?

A psychoanalyst and social scientist, Dr. Elliott Jaques was the first one to coin the phrase “midlife/mid-life crisis” in the year 1965. This phenomenon, surrounded by numerous confusion and anxieties, is experienced by some people who are in their forties or fifties. Within such stage, adults are more aware and have more time in evaluating their dreams; the means by which they tried to achieve them; their accomplishments; their struggles; and the present condition they are into. This is also characterized by regrets on one’s action and inaction that brought him to become what he is now.

Welcome to Deal With Midlife Crisis dot Com!

Welcome to Deal with Midlife Crisis dot Com! This website shall be dedicated to understanding midlife crisis whether in male or female, single or married. Together, let us find helpful tips and inspiring insights on how to deal with midlife crisis so that we can turn the crisis into success by turning life’s difficulties and disappointments as necessary stepping stones to midlife success and self-actualization.