Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What is a midlife crisis? - ARTICLE

A midlife crisis is a power gap. It is usually triggered by one of these situations:

· Relationship breakup, divorce

· Financial crisis, debt

· Professional crisis, getting fired, bankruptcy

· Loss of a close one, friend or family member

· Loss of meaning, motivation or life purpose

· Health or body image challenge

These triggers generate a chain reaction where the very essence of life or existence is challenged.

When you are in a midlife crisis, it is your emotional foundation which is challenged.

It is the death of something from the past and the possible birth of something new.

Here is how Wikipedia defines a midlife crisis:

A mid-life crisis is an emotional state of doubt and anxiety in which a person becomes uncomfortable with the realization that life is halfway over.

It commonly involves reflection on what the individual has done with his life up to that point, often with feelings that not enough was accomplished.

The individual may feel boredom with their lives, jobs, or their partners, and may feel a strong desire to make changes in these areas.

The condition is also called the beginning individuation, a process of self-actualization that continues on to death.

The condition is most common in people in their 30s and 40s.

It affects men more often than women.