Some researchers have argued that there is no such thing as a midlife crisis. They say that it is not an actual event or crisis.
But just ask any therapist or life coach. You will hear a different story. We work with people in the midst of a midlife crisis (or trying to put the pieces of life back together after a crisis) on a regular basis.
The problem is the research assumptions. Yes, everyone goes through adolescence. And there are clear indications of this life stage.
But not everyone has a midlife crisis. And the indications can vary from person to person.
If you are here, you probably aren’t doubting the reality of a midlife crisis. You are probably trying to understand it or figure out what to do about it (or the damage from it).
I put together a series on midlife crises. You can find the links to each episode in the series below.