What a Female midlife crisis looks like
A female midlife crisis is different to that experienced by men.
Forty years ago, a generation of women entered the workforce with unprecedented choices and few models for guidance. Now that these women have reached mid-life and those behind them are just entering this phase, we can begin to define what a “mid-life crisis of identity” looks like for women with careers.
‘Here are some questions you might explore together:
- What do I feel I should have done by this time in my life?
- Is there something more important and fulfilling that I can focus on now?
- What do I want more of in my life? What have I imprisoned that is crying to be free?
- How can I ensure my commitment to living a significant life?
Above all, don’t let people tell you that you have no right to be unhappy with your life. It is okay to lose your equilibrium when others think your life should be smooth sailing. It is okay to question your life’s purpose. It’s okay to say, “I don’t know who I am.” It is better to ask the questions and seek the answers than to live a numb life.’
Full article by Marcia Reynolds in Psychology Today: