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Midlife Crisis

The #1 Thing Women Want To Change About Men

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

Apparently U.S. women do not enjoy listening to their partners swear at people who can't parallel park, rant about energy bills, or grouse about the neighbor who mows his lawn at 9 a.m. on a Saturday.

Sorry Guys: No One Believes You're Really Having A Crisis

Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty

(Reuters) - Temper is the characteristic many American women would like to change in men and most females think a mid-life crisis is just an excus...

8 Big Things That Make Marriage Last

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Here are eight big things that will make your marriage last.

The 'New' Midlife Crisis -- and How to Know It's Coming

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The 'midlife crisis' has served as fodder for many a Judd Apatow movie, but the reality of the experience is anything but funny.

I Said I'm Divorced, Not Contagious!

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 09.01.2013 | Divorce
Laura Lee Carter

Few marriages are matches made in heaven, and sometimes they truly need to end. Mismatched is no match at all. It's only fair that after a mistake, each of us might try again to find happiness before it's too late.

Welcome to My Midlife Crisis

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

I suddenly felt a desperate urge to change my life. I owned a record company, a movie studio, a casino in Monte Carlo and a modeling agency. It was an OK job but frankly, hanging out on the French Riviera with the likes of Scarlett and Mick was just not that fulfilling anymore.

4 Things Post 50 Dads Really Need On Father's Day

Lisa Friedman Bloch and Kathy Kirtland Silverman | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Friedman Bloch and Kathy Kirtland Silverman

You need to realize that being a father is an important aspect of manhood. It's essential to a man's self-esteem and sense of worth. That respect makes him feel strong, powerful and invulnerable. But respect isn't a given; it has to be earned every day. And that's hard, since there is so much men can't control, especially at midlife.

4 Ways To Combat Midlife FOMO

Douglas LaBier | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

It struck me that members of the 'Post-50' generation have our own version of FOMO. But it comes with a twist, and that highlights the importance to create a reason for being during midlife... and the years beyond.

The Midlife Crisis Move That Shook Me Out Of A Midlife Funk

Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue How getting an earring shook me out of a funk by letting me play pirate and discover the treasure buried deep inside By...

Incredible Story of Navajo Mike, Child of the Dust Devil Air

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

The wind blew a small tornado of tumbleweeds onto the parking lot of the Motel 6 along the old Route 66 in Moriarity, NM. So many tumbleweeds it blocked the entrance to the parking lot and made parking impossible before someone from the hotel came out to clear the lot.

Route 66, a Vanishing Hitchhiker and Starting Over

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

The L.A.-Chicago route which also was called "America's Main Street," is literally the main street in Moriarity, New Mexico. It runs parallel to Interstate 40, which I am hitchhiking today.

5 Ways To Ignite Your Spark In Midlife

Nancy Sherr | Posted 06.30.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

Right now, you're here. But you want to be there. You can see it so clearly; in fact, if it were any closer, you could just reach out and grab it. So, why don't you just grab it? Just go for it? That was your plan in the days leading up to this year: You were going to do it right. Big. 2013 was going to be your Best. Year. Ever.

Tim Allen Talks TV, Marriage And The Real Meaning Of Life

Pat Gallagher | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Tim Allen is not having a midlife crisis. He's been too busy to deal with such a thing. He seems free and clear of doing anything irrational to make himself feel young and invincible.

Pink Moon Over Peacock Mountains, Carny Hitchhiker on the Road

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sean Comerford

On Thursday, a Chinese restaurateur swerved his new Cadillac Escalade to the side of I-15 outside Barstow, Ca. to pick this hitchhiker up on the way to Flagstaff, Az., a six-hour ride drive.

America Feels Big This Morning, Hitchhiking Across

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.23.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sean Comerford

I've just turned 54, and I'm hitchhiking from metro San Francisco to the East Coast. I don't know exactly where I'm going, but I'll be looking for carnival work along the way.

4 Ways To Deal With Your Partner's Male Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.22.2013 | Fifty

When your middle-aged spouse begins questioning past decisions and starts making dramatic changes in his life, you can bet he's experiencing a midlife...

Why Is Boomer Suicide on the Rise?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Boomer suicide and substance abuse rates are on the rise. Could it be that we did not face the kind of adversity growing up that creates successful coping skills? Were we raised to be too optimistic, and now find we cannot deal with how it all turned out?

The Truth About Midlife

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

What is normal and to be expected as we move into our 40s and 50s? What do most boomers have in common psychologically, simply because of their place in American history? Myths and misinformation abound, but what do we know for sure?

4 Ways To Have A Positive Midlife Crisis

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.30.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

A midlife crisis -- if you fully embrace the stereotype -- can be expensive. Fancy car... trophy spouse... new body... new career. But -- as with so many things -- your buck buys you more when you take your midlife crisis to a tropical paradise and teach it to dance the salsa. Consider these alternatives...

Midlife Changes Everything!

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Sadly, I find far too many men and women who are damaged or destroyed while trying to negotiate this sometimes difficult life transition. Too often this time is spent feeling alone, confused, misunderstood, and marginalized, when it should be celebrated as a time to come into your own power.

8 Great Ways To Carve Out 'Me Time'

Nancy Sherr | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

The conundrum: how best to squeeze time in for you? Meaningful time, that is. Coffee with a friend, a movie, dare we engage in the idea of a girl's night out? Will this constant cacophony ever quiet to a mild roar? Is it me, or is it all just moving too fast?

Are You Facing a Quarter or Midlife 'Crisis'?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

This past year, I have had numerous reporters ask me to explain what women go through in their mid-life crisis and why women around the age of 29 are ...

Boomer Psych 101: You Are Not Alone

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Rising job/career loss concerns, too much information and major cultural shifts since WWII have affected us all, unless of course you live in a media-free bubble, in which case you probably aren't reading this anyway.

What's Different About Midlife?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

In retrospect, I think I was somehow lucky the day I lost my job and my career back in the spring of 2004. No one could have convinced me at the time, but I now see that apparent misfortune as the opportunity of a lifetime. I finally had the time to contemplate my past choices.

Negotiating Normal Midlife Changes

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

We all fear changes in our lives, and most of us associate change with negative results. That's why I like to re-frame the idea of change by pointing out that without change, nothing in this world would ever get better.