Things In Life

United States
May 13, 2011 11:16am CST
There are certain things people refer to when it comes to life like certain quotes one of them that sticks in my mind and I have never been able to figure out what people really mean when they say it is " I'm or she or he or are you facing a Mid Life Crisis" Can someone tell me exactly what that means? Is it like you have suffered a major loos? Is it like when someone has hit rock bottom? What is it? Can someone please explain to me what this means? Thank you.
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@marguicha (82933)
• Chile
13 May 11
I would say that Mid life crisis could be a time of life when hormones change and at the same time you have lived enough as to have faced a wide varity of problems. So you think again about the meaning of your life and what is really important for you. It donĀ“t come necessarilly with a depression.
• United States
13 May 11
Okay thank you so much fro explaining! I really appreciate it! Have a great day!
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
14 May 11
If you are middle-aged you will remember how indestructible you felt while growing up, and how you really believed you would live forever. Mid Life Crises is the point in life where we feel letdown, as we come to accept our mortality.
• United States
14 May 11
hi there,at first can i ask how old are you?because i can tell according to my own understanding,mid life crisis is that it is when you reaches 40-60 age something,and that you realize that your getting old already and that your acting not according to your age,and base also on my research .it says that mid life crisis is that its a one last shot at the passion of their youth,so do what you want to do right now because its not everyday that you'll live like that ..i hope i did help you in my on little ways..:)have a good one..:)
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
14 May 11
I think a mid-life crisis hits when someone hits a certain age usually around the 40s and realize they are not happy with the way things turned out in their life. So on a spur of the moment they think about trying to change everything. Unfortunately, it doesn't necessarily work to everyone benefit. In fact, it may even hinder the person wanting to change things in their life. I don't understand it myself. But I know it happens.
@carvic08 (19)
• Philippines
14 May 11
This is actually the first time that I come across this term and after reading the responses I'm glad i also learned about this. Well, I think I'm not likely to suffer this kind of crisis because I'm taking life as it comes.But it doesn't mean that I don't have a career or family goal, it's just that I'm not taking it too seriously.
• Philippines
14 May 11
Midlife crisis is a normal part of growth and development. It happens as a process as an individual reaches the level of maturity especially when you're at your 40s to 60s. Most people will experience some forms of emotional transition during that time of life. A transition that might cause you to move, and make some adjustments to the way you live your life. On the other hand, most people come through in midlife crisis without interfering the way they live.
• Philippines
14 May 11
Mid life crisis usually occurs when a person reaches 40. It is forty years old because the average lifespan of a person is 80 years. Hence, the half of 80 is 40. You can even hear others say that "Life begins at 40". At this age, the individual experiences a tremendous change in his or her well-being: physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually because of hormonal and cellular changes occuring in one's body.
@Bernard9 (56)
13 May 11
Mid life crisis means that you realise that there is a point in your life where you wonder if you have made the right choices in life. It is a point where you feel that if you leave it any longer then it will be too late to change your life, partner. It is also where the other person in your life is probably feeling the same and things do not run smoothly because you may look back on your life and perhaps think you have been trapped into this marraige. Espescially if you have children. When your partner becomes a mother,(in my case) you always come after the children and that can lead you to feel being unloved. It is also used when one partner leaves a marraige for another. There appears to be no good reason why they have done such a thing. Obviously the relationship has broken down. Marraige is a team affair both have to work at the relationship, not take the other for granted. It generally involves a lack of communication in a pertnership and it can lead to a downward spiral if you do not realise what is going on.
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
13 May 11
yes, It means that you this person have reach rock bottom. I have read before in my psychology class that mid life crisis usually occurs when some one is at middle age and thinks what is it all about life. isit about family, about work or what is life all about. They think whether they are successful or not. How they have been living so far and what are some achievements they have achieved. I think it occurs mostly to man and they need alot of support during this time.