midlife crisis


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mid·life cri·sis

a point in a sequence of events during the middle years of life at which certain trends of earlier and later events in one's life are pondered, generally involving an aggregate of personal, career, or sexual dissatisfactions.

midlife crisis

n.
A period of doubt, anxiety, and dissatisfaction that some people experience in middle age.
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

midlife crisis

Psychology A popular term for a mental 'crisis' occurring in a person's 'middle' yrs–from late-30s to early 50s who reflects on life events to date vis-á-vis accomplishments and possible future accomplishments before turning in the 'feedbag'

mid·life cri·sis

(mid-līf krī'sis)
A point in a sequence of events during the middle years of life (in the U.S., between 35 and 55 years old) when certain trends of earlier and later events in one's life are pondered, generally involving an aggregate of personal, career, or sexual dissatisfactions.
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Am I suffering from midlife crisis?Disconnecting with old friends and replacing them with younger ones: Sometimes what "old friends" want to do is drag you to one of those bars where you sit on plastic chairs and shout, "Kajembe, kwani leo hii nyama yako ni ngumu aje?" You can't do this every weekend.
In her inspirational memoir Fifty Days to 50: A Mini-Memoir of My Midlife Crisis, Dean documents her inner exploration—and how she learned to cross the fifty mark with pride and confidence.
She moves from being a victim to accepting her role as victimizer, from abused to abuser, from manipulated to manipulator, and from abandoned to abandonen This realization is her comingof-age as a woman, and it allows her to move beyond her midlife crisis.
You're completely misunderstanding the whole concept of a midlife crisis.
I'm not saying that women can't embarrass themselves by stocking up on expensive gear used to symbolise youth when they hit their late 40s to 60 (the age-span allotted to undergo a midlife crisis, according to various internet sources).
Onlookers must stifle their laughter as one imagines Steve Gauge did when, faced with what he suspected was his own approaching midlife crisis, he discarded the opportunity to start behaving in an affected manner and decided to take up rugby instead.
I find them incredibly seductive and passionate, but my last indulgence with the neck-biters (Anne Rice) was aimed at adults - I'm being seduced by books clearly aimed at the teenage market - so am I going through a midlife crisis? If I am, I don't care!
Northridge) discusses group work from an evolutionary standpoint, research on how community service fosters cooperative learning and the overcoming of intergroup prejudices and conflicts, and as a cure for midlife crisis. The book includes examples of community service projects, and personal perspectives on immigration reform and ethnocentrism and how community service has changed lives.
Adults complain of midlife crisis, but children may have a mid-adolescence crisis of their own.
He said: "You could say this is an early midlife crisis!
This gives rise to what we have dismissively dubbed 'the midlife crisis'.
As his father's midlife crisis stretches out over a year of no work, Gardner, at least, starts to pull himself together.