Is Mid Life Crisis a real thing? How can one identify it? Shipra Trivedi July 13, 2017 Shipra Trivedi July 13, 2017 Or, we just keep on covering the boring relationship under this term "Mid Life Crisis"? 11 repliesShipra TrivediJuly 13, 2017 11 comments Isathefitmom July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am Yes! it is *p* Bhagyashree Sowani July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am A midlife crisis usually occurs when there is some change in a middle aged persons life. It could be because the children have moved on or it could be because of hormonal changes or some change in the persons nature. *p**p*The person feels dissatisfied with his life and wants to change something. Its hard for the spouse also. When someone is dissatisfied they get more irritable and judgemental. *p**p*Its time to accept that you need to change and not hold on to the old life. People need to evaluate what exactly they need to change.*p**p*Change isnt easy. But you have to transform something in your life. Doing nothing will worsen you and your partner's life. *p* DrSanjeevTrivedi July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am *p**p*It is not in hope of better days, it is because of lack of meaningful options. :-)*p* Shipra July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am When this happens any moment in life, this is not Mid Life crisis. I am talking more in context of husbad-wife relationship. When they see no more love in their relationship yet bear with each other in the hope of better days.*p* Shipra July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am Thanks for sharing this Tina. But I believe there is nothing as such Mid in any relationship. They get change everyday so how can we decide when is the mid of any relationship?*p* Shipra July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am I always feel there is nothing Mid life. This sadness can come at any stage of life. Don't know why people call this Mid life crisis*p* Aman Singh July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am One suddenly loses interest in doing thigs which they love the most. Also applicable to humans. A husband might feel disinterested in his wife all of a sudden and vice versa. This is an accumulation of all the feelings which happens at that age. And can last for months. And very few people can avoid having it because with the mid-life the mid-life crisis is also normal. *p* confusedanddazed123 July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am Seems common in society! perhaps when one begins to question the foundations of their social and professional identity post peaking in their work fields and sustaining a family. During this phase, based on common observation, one tends to engage in behaviour similar to the 'rebellious' teenage phase in terms of impulsiveness. For instance, individuals tend to make rash purchases or partake in high risk activities. *p* DrSanjeevTrivedi July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am *p**p*At each stage of life, the world and it's relationship with you changes. The people who are unprepared are caught unaware and crisis starts starting at them.*p**p* *p**p*If one can foresee the life ahead, the preparation can be done. Like one can plan to take up an activity which is satisfying and time consuming, when children grow up and become busy building their lives.*p**p* *p**p*Choosing the right set of friends, hobbies, financial plans, exercise regimen can help avoid mid-life crisis. Even the harmonal changes can be handled better if one is aware.*p* Tina July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am Mid life crisis is very real! And painful. For women…empty nest and losing hair and getting wrinkles. For men, hmmm…well i hope a man can answer that! I read a piece here about it. https://www.bonobology.com/marriage/the-married-couple/213-dear-husband-i-need-you-to-love-me*p* Sabiha Khan July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am Mid life crisis can be a real thing depending on where in life one is. Sometimes we can reach a stage in life when we look back and are unhappy with what has been achieved, where we are etc. This also includes our relationship. It can be quite a real feeling of not having fulfilled our dreams and youth and age not on our side. It is important to understand and identify this feeling. It can be more than a boring relationship and the person feeling it should seriously introspect, reorient their lives, instead of putting the blame on the relationship.*p* Anonymous July 13, 2017 - 10:22 am Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. previous post Husband and wife; does friendship get into the way of being romantic with each other. next post Friends with ex who cheated on me.