Midlife Crisis Myth: Where Did It Come From?

02/21/2011 12:58 pm ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
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By Robin Nixon
LiveScience

We all nod, acknowledging the inevitable midlife crisis. One made Monica Lewinsky famous, another won an Academy Award for "American Beauty," and the concept is as embedded in our culture as the belief in the power of positive thinking.

But the idea that midlife crises are common is a myth, experts say.

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