There are several factors that come into play. Central is a misunderstanding about what is happening.
Many people refuse to admit some change is happening. They hold onto old models that no longer work. They cling to old habits that no longer help.
When people come into my office and tell me they think they are having a midlife crisis, I congratulate them and ask, “What took you so long?” The longer their delay, the deeper the crisis.
Let’s talk about some strategies of dealing with a midlife crisis in a healthy way.