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Midlife Crisis

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

7 Things Middle-Aged Men Don't Ever Want To Hear Again

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty

Just like a middle-aged woman would prefer you didn't suggest she was "acting menopausal" when she decides to make a citizen's arrest of the driver wh...

Yoga, Motherhood and Stumbling Through Transitions

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

This time in my life feels awkward, unfamiliar and off-balance. But as I return to these stories of humor, pain and sweetness, I see that experiencing deep love is a gift even though I'm stumbling through the transitions.

How 52 Firsts In 52 Weeks Can Change Your Life

Andrea Jarrell | Posted 09.05.2014 | Fifty
Andrea Jarrell

When we're young, we constantly make choices about what we do and don't like. When we get older, we relish knowing who we are. But there's a risk, too, in blindly following habitual likes and dislikes. I refuse to think what I know about myself to date is all there is to know.

Middle (St)age, Middle Age Acceptance Is Key! (Part 2) GO TEAM!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

I'm going to share some stories of my embrace, or struggles to embrace, this stage of life. We will find a way together to be happy and more fulfilled. Or at least to realize that there's not a damn thing we can do about it, so we might as well get happy and more fulfilled!

Why Your 20-Year-Old Self Wants You to STFU

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I realized that making peace with our past, with our crazy younger selves, works so much better than beating up on them or giving them advice. It makes us whole. It allows us to move forward and to age with gratitude and tolerance for ourselves and for others.

A New Kind of Midlife Crisis for Women -- From Sea Turtles to Social Work

Amanda Orr | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Amanda Orr

Not only is it possible to turn a passion into a profession, it's even feasible to pursue a career in something you never even knew existed when you were starting out as a young professional.

The Good, the Bad, the Midlife Crisis

Narelle Hill | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Narelle Hill

A year ago, I was living in San Francisco and working as a corporate consultant. Then one night, as I was packing my suitcase for a business trip to Switzerland, I got a phone call that had me quit my job and get on a plane home to Australia instead.

Why Change Sucks Even When You're Middle Age

Donna Highfill | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Change is difficult. For some reason I thought being in my fifties meant that a change in life would no longer cause me to grieve. Instead, I would sit, Yoda-like, and spout wisdom such as 'Do or do not, there is no try.' Didn't happen.

Yagana Shah

How To Tell If You're Going Through A Midlife Crisis, In One Simple Chart

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty

Aging gracefully can be hard to do... But you're going to be just fine! Love, HuffPost 50 ...

7 Purchases That Might Indicate A Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty

Do people really have midlife crises? The topic has been debated for years. And yet studies confirm that many people do get the blues during middle ag...

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

THIS Is How To Remain Sexy As You Age

Mark Matousek | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Mark Matousek

I know a person who's having a midlife crisis. It isn't a secret; that's part of the crisis. His issue comes down to an excess of sex that he talks about excessively. His best friends don't mind that he's scoring more than LeBron James in a heated playoff -- they just wish he'd stop flaunting it.

A Room of My Own at 40, or, How I Averted a Mid Life Crisis

Susie K Taylor | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Susie K Taylor

We are in the living room of Susie's Miami home. We see big balloons that say "Happy 39th Birthday," empty paper plates and cups are scattered around. There is an eerie feeling that there was a just huge celebration with lots of people.

15 Unmistakable Signs You've Reached Middle Age

Linda Wolff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Middle age is a tricky thing. Does it happen at 35 or is it 55? No one really knows for sure. In the stone age, middle age truly would have been old age. There are young people who act old. Old people who act young. Perhaps best not to judge too much. So how do you know if you're middle age?

25 Surefire Signs You've Finally Hit Middle Age

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty

What exactly is middle age? Is it when you hit 40 or 50 or 60? According to one study, the average person believes youth ends at 35 and old age begins...

Conscious Uncoupling Starts With Unconscious Coupling (And I Don't Mean Drunken Hook-Ups)

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 05.28.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

The seeds of conscious uncoupling are sown somewhere in unconscious coupling. And, by unconscious coupling, I'm not referring to alcohol-fueled one-nighters. What I do mean is that many of us choose mates who aren't right for us by ignoring our unconscious motivations for doing so.

Life on the Margins (Tazria, Leviticus 12:1-13:59)

Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein

There are modern-day 'metzoraim,' outliers who stand at the edge -- and not always as a result of their own willful choices. I have felt like a leper, someone living outside the comfort of the camp.

4 Things I Know for Sure About Choosing Midlife Divorce

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 05.24.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

The recent stats on midlife divorce are startling. People over 50 are divorcing in higher numbers than ever before. And women are leading the charge -- filing in greater numbers than men. The "gray divorce" rate has doubled for this population in the last two decades.

30-Something, 30-Everything. Cheers to the Big 3-0!

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

And so it is: I am officially 30 years young. Yes, I use the word young instead of old, contrary to my previous belief that once I turned the big 3-0, life as I had known it prior to this milestone would never be the same again. Period.

Midlife Change? What Could Be More Natural?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Perhaps you have a talent or interest you've been afraid to acknowledge and pursue. Now is the time to reach out towards those dreams that you thought had passed you by years ago and finally access your authentic self.

Midlife Crisis...Or 'Gaylife' Crisis?

Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

What makes a gay midlife crisis unique? That was the question on a number of media experts' minds during a HuffPost Live segment yesterday. Among t...

5 Surefire Signs Someone You Care About Is A Narcissist

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Narcissists are among the most difficult people with whom to have a relationship, be it personal or professional, because no matter what you do or say it isn't enough to feed their never-ending desire for admiration and applause.

The 'Club' I Never Thought I'd Join

Susan Pace | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

At 14, Charlie got a horse. At 17, Dennis got a truck. At 46, I got a divorce. My ex-husband's departure may have changed my world, but my kids helped me find my country.

The Baggage I Carry As A Midlife Mother

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

If the hallmarks of old-school crisis include leaving one's spouse, buying a sporty car and dismantling all forms of stability in the name of freedom, then I've done mine backwards.