We keep growing and changing all throughout our lives. We go through different developmental stages, even as adults. Those changes impact us individually, which, in turn, impacts our relationships. Naturally, mid life couples face a diverse array of challenges.
Your “Midlife Crisis” Can Be An Opportunity
There is a persistent stereotype about the midlife crisis. The story goes something like this …
You reach an age where you’re starting to realize that not all of your childhood dreams are going to come true. You feel dissatisfied by what you have and perhaps hopeless that there’s not much more to come.
Even if you’ve achieved external success, such as in your career, it just feels like “there must be more” and yet you can’t tap into those feelings of passion and excitement. Maybe you panic and try to regain your youth – which is where the stereotypes of plastic surgery, sports cars, and affairs with younger people emerge.