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A mid-life crisis happens when you hit middle age and realize you’re not going to live forever and that maybe life isn’t as exciting as you’d hoped. Rather than it becoming an existential crisis, it can be a chance to appreciate what you have and redefine yourself.

Mid-life Crisis Age in Men

Men born before the 1900s had an average life expectancy of 52. Today, it’s 76. Thanks to healthier lifestyles, medical interventions and technological innovations, men live longer and have switched from dealing with the burden of staying alive to the burden of knowing what to do with life.

And because no-one teaches us what we’re supposed to be doing, some 21st-century men experience a relatively new phenomenon called a mid-life crisis. It’s the realization that our life is half over. Subsequently, we worry that we made the wrong career choice, married the wrong person, haven’t travelled enough…basically we question every decision we’ve ever made. The initial response of some men is to make drastic decisions they later regret, like abandoning a job or a relationship.

Walking away from everything is usually not the answer. Working with a professional can help you make sense of your midlife crisis and define a clear path to finding yourself again.

Symptoms of a Mid-Life Crisis

The mid-life crisis age usually occurs between 45 to 55 years old, but it can hit different people at different ages, and sometimes more than once. It can cause stress, anxiety, depression, or grief, which in turn can negatively impact your physical and mental wellbeing in a number of ways:

01 Physical

  • Feeling tired and drained
  • Frequent illnesses
  • Headaches
  • General aches and pains
  • Changes in appetite
  • Sexual dysfunction

02 Behavioural & Emotional

  • Feel apathetic or “blah”
  • Make drastic changes
  • Impulsive, ill at ease, irritable
  • Withdraw from routine, relationships
  • Feel depressed or remorse
  • Poor concentration

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Men Dealing with a Mid-life Crisis

A mid-life crisis can be an emotionally confusing time, and talking to someone about it can help immensely. To help you manage your mid-life crisis, we’ll first look at its root cause, which could be due to unfilled potential, stressful events, regrets and more. We’ll then use counselling and coaching to work together and examine your attitudes and behaviours, helping you demystify what’s actually happening. Finally, we’ll teach you the tools you need to transition your crisis into personal growth.

10-20 %

10 to 20 percent of Americans have an experience that qualifies as a mid-life crisis.

- MIDUS

40-42

Human happiness hits a low point between the ages of 40 to 42.

- Institute for the Study of Labor

50

Happiness for men increases in their 50s.

- Verywell Mind

3 - 10 yrs

The average length for a mid-life crisis for guys is three to ten years.

- The Telegraph

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