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Midlife Crisis

Midlife crisis is a transition that might cause you to take stock in where you are in life and make some needed adjustments to the way you live your life. Most seem to come through the process smoothly without making major life changes. On this page you will find links to information that will help you understand and respond to a spouse in midlife crisis.

What is a Midlife Crisis?
A midlife crisis is experienced between the ages of 40 and 60. It was first identified by the psychologist Carl Jung and is a normal part of the maturing process.

How To Respond To Your Spouse’s Midlife Crisis
If your spouse is going through a midlife crisis, is having an affair or has ask for a divorce more than likely you are feeling out of control. You are probably unsure how to respond and react to your spouse’s midlife crisis or what to do next in your life.

Looking for a step-by-step guide to navigating your spouse's midlife crisis?...
How to survive the roller coaster ride of your spouse's midlife crisis.

Taking Control During Your Spouses Midlife Crisis Part II
In part 2 of Taking Control During Midlife Crisis we take a look at what happens once the marriage is restored.

Symptoms of Midlife Crisis
Midlife crisis is an emotionally uncomfortable period that men and women go through between the age of 35 and 55. For most it is a time of question priorities and adjusting their lifestyle to fit better with their emotional needs.

What Are The Differences Between Male And Female Midlife Crisis?
Men and women who put little thought into what they want out of life and more thought into taking care of others are more likely to experience a crisis at midlife.

Surviving Your Spouse's Midlife Crisis
This article is about you surviving your spouse’s midlife crisis. If it helps your spouse, great. If it saves your marriage, great. The only way you are going to be of any help to your spouse or possibly save your marriage is to learn how you can navigate their crisis without it costing you too much emotionally.

Setting Boundaries With The Midlife Crisis Spouse
Setting boundaries with your midlife crisis spouse means knowing when to say NO. You will not allow your spouse to abuse, control or manipulate you. You will not allow your spouse to draw you into their midlife crisis.

Stress Over Debt And It’s Relationship To Midlife Crisis
It is an understatement to say that debt can have a negative aspect on a person’s life. Stress over debt has a negative impact on a person both and emotionally. If your debts have mounted it is constantly on your mind. It is hard to live life the way you want when you feel overwhelmed with the amount of money you owe others.

Taking Care Of Yourself During Your Spouse’s Midlife Crisis
The one thing that is common amongst people whose spouse’s are going through a midlife crisis is the need to control what is happening to them. If your spouse is having a midlife crisis, I feel sure you are spending a lot of time trying to understand his/her behavior. It is important that you take care of yourself during your spouse's midlife crisis.

Communication And The Midlife Crisis Spouse
When dealing with a spouse who is going through a midlife crisis the biggest mistake you can make is attempting to communicate with your spouse.

Listening to Your Midlife Crisis Spouse Without Passing Judgment
If you are going to have a relationship talk with your midlife crisis spouse, you have to be willing to not only listen, but also listen without passing judgment. Think of any relationship talks as a chance at cooperative learning.

Symptoms of Avoidant Personality Disorder
Does your spouse avoid conflict, social situations and seem fearful of stepping outside their comfort zone?

Significant Loss Can Trigger Midlife Crisis
How many times have you heard of someone going into a Midlife Crisis shortly after loosing a parent to death? Significant loss can trigger midlife crisis in some. Why? Because the death of someone we are close to often brings up issues related to our own mortality .

How Did You Survive Your Spouse's Midlife Crisis?
Some people manage to navigate a midlife crisis, learn from it and move on to a more rewarding life. Then there are those who turn into a person you don’t know, take up with another man/woman and inflict enormous pain on their family. What did you do that helped you survive your spouse's midlife crisis?

Fear Of Intimacy In Marital Relationships
Emotional intimacy is one of the most wonderful experiences we ever have. Why, then, would someone have a fear of intimacy?

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