mid-life crisis


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A popular term for a mental ‘crisis’ which occurs in a person’s ‘middle’ years—from late-30s to early 50s—when they reflect on life events to date vis-à-vis accomplishments and possible future accomplishments

mid-life crisis

A psychological upset, sometimes affecting people in middle age, who feel that their lives have become meaningless and devoid of satisfaction. This may lead to injudicious sacrifice of established achievement and a damaging change of lifestyle.
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The Mid-Life Crisis Comedy Musical will be playing two shows only at Stage 72 at the Triad, November 17th and 24th - 158 West 72nd Street New York, NY 10023.
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