Is The Midlife Crisis The Male Version Of Menopause?
A recent survey by Jeep reveals that 56% of men are likely to undergo a 'lifestyle overhaul' in their mid-forties. Read on for other findings.
- 33% of people say the stereotypical image of a midlife crisis is completely outdated. 25% feel the term midlife crisis is cliche
- The average midlife crisis begins at 45 and typically lasts for a year and three months
- 66% of people say the term 'midlife crisis' is just a throwaway term people use to describe men over 40
Outdated signs of a traditional midlife crisis include: buying a convertible, having an affair, dying your hair, taking up golf and nightclubbing.
What you can do to ease the midlife crisis:
- Remember that your feelings aren't commands. You don't have to escape your home, job, or marriage.
- Be thankful for the good things. Take time to be grateful for the parts of your life that make you happy.
- Talk it over. Before major decisions are made, discuss them with someone who is a trusted confidant.
- Ask whether your wishes are realistic.
- Avoid jolting your loved ones. Remember, your family is affected as much as you are.