We've all been inundated with images of the midlife crisis: Harley-mounted, silver-haired 50-somethings riding off (reluctantly) into the sunset of their later years.
But what does this period of self-doubt really mean, and how can we recognize its grip on our own lives? Certainly not every period of self-criticism or depression in middle-aged folks is connected to panic over aging, but how do you know if you're in the midst of a struggle with the blues or in the throes of a full-blown calamity?
Here are 10 signs of a midlife crisis:
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