The fact that there is a midlife crisis is something that, perhaps, everyone knows. Most people are very afraid of its appearance, especially since the experience is not that easy. This crisis is more visible in men, but what are the characteristics of the midlife crisis ?

In general, it is men who speak the most about this crisis, since in them it manifests itself most acutely. Women are still very strong beings and it is much easier for them to survive and accept the changes in their lives, especially if they are happy in their personal life.

When the midlife crisis starts

Of course, there is no exact age for the onset of midlife crisis , it is quite individual. However, experience shows us that it is more likely to appear after the age of forty. Although it usually manifests itself differently in each individual, there are some common characteristics that can be highlighted .

Recently there is a trend that the crisis begins to manifest itself in men, and in principle also in women a little earlier. This premature onset of the midlife crisis is caused by today’s fast pace of life.

Difficulty coping with life

Sometimes it happens that when a person wakes up as usual in the morning, he does not feel enough energy. You begin to feel that everything that you could do without effort until yesterday, today is very difficult to achieve. But it is not just a problem of lack of energy, it is difficult for you to solve problems. That is, a kind of apathy appears, and in fact it can occur very abruptly. This is the main sign that the midlife crisis has come into our lives.

At such times, a person feels that they have reached their limit and will no longer be able to grow professionally or personally. Indeed, it is a really difficult and dangerous time that could simply turn into a devastating depression. It is a feeling that usually imprisons those who suffer from it and getting out of it will be extremely difficult.

This crisis does not distinguish social condition

Many think that they will not be affected by this crisis because they are very successful and happy with themselves. However, this is not a guarantee that the midlife crisis will not appear in their lives. Today a person can be sure that he has achieved many things as a professional and in society. But, that same person, tomorrow could wake up and realize that in reality he did not achieve anything in his life. Therefore, you should not jump to conclusions on this matter.

The change of mood

When the crisis occurs with force in men, their families and intimate persons suffer the damages and consequences. During this period the representative of the stronger sex becomes very irritable and nervous . He can get excited about any trifle, he is not happy with anything and literally lives in a depression. Naturally, this is something that cannot fail to affect your family and loved ones.

Not wanting to acknowledge their maturity

Some men begin to dramatically change their wardrobe for one with more youthful clothes. They try to find out about the fashions of youth, and sometimes they even look for young lovers. All this is explained by the fact that man wants to make up lost ground. You cannot accept the fact that you are already a mature person, that you are not young, etc. Therefore, try to hide it in every possible way without knowing that because of this it might look ridiculous.

How to survive the midlife crisis

There are many strategies that can help you overcome the crisis with less losses. It is desirable for the man in this period not to burden himself with work and avoid fatigue as much as possible. It may seem that you have to carry everything on your shoulders, but this, unfortunately, is not the case. The best thing to do in these cases is usually to take a vacation to completely relax.

Close people should remind you often of all that you could achieve in your years. This way you won’t forget that you actually achieved and contributed something to life, and we all like to be praised.

The support of the wife and her understanding is important. In this period they must remain very close, then they may not feel the symptoms of the midlife crisis .

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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