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Midlife Crisis

Yagana Shah

LOOK: 7 Epic Celebrity Midlife Meltdowns

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty

What's a midlife crisis without a fast car and a sugar baby? Well, no fun -- but really, we think Robbie Coltrane put it best: "It's the fear that you...

10 Signs You're Acting Too Young For Your Age

Posted 01.30.2014 | Fifty

We can all agree it's a darn good thing to look younger than you are, but we're not sure the same can be said for acting younger than you are. It'...

8 Movies To Help You Through Your Midlife Crisis

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

We're wondering if most midlife crisis-ers are too busy cruising around in their lush new sports cars with their much younger significant others to re...

7 Signs You Might Be Facing A Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.12.2013 | Fifty

The midlife crisis. An often dreaded period of time that conjures up images of a Harley-mounted silver-haired 50-something man (or woman) riding off i...

9 Ways A Nice Woman Can Be A Bit Naughty For The Holidays

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

I'm a biker, and I'm regularly out on the road on my husband's Harley. I find it a great break from my stuffy bank executive job.

What Do Gwyneth Paltrow, Corey Feldman and Lance Armstrong Have in Common? Two Words: Midlife Crisis

Virginia Bell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

Since how we navigate this period will determine the second half of life, the stakes at midlife are high. If we've made the right choices, then ultimately we're not different from who we once were -- we're more authentic and real.

The Reason Why Middle-Aged Men End Their Marriages

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

When I was 19 years old, my father and mother separated for good, after years of going back and forth, trying to make their marriage work. Though 40 may be on the young side for a male midlife crisis, in my father's case it was a perfect storm of circumstances that finally pushed him out the door.

Midlife As a Gateway to Authenticity

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Our society deems this a 'midlife crisis.' I like to think of this as the alchemical process of becoming real.

Why Don't Men Want To Date Women Over 50?

Arlene Schindler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

As a woman in my 50s, walking down a city street, I feel invisible to almost any man walking past me. I've been that unseen woman over and over again. Friends have echoed this experience to me as well. Single? No one wants to date a midlife woman either.

Why I WISH I Had Time For A Midlife Crisis

Alison Patton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Alison Patton

I just realized the other day that I'm at the age where I should be having my midlife crisis. In fact, when I think back, my parents went through theirs right about this same time of life.

40 Signs You Are Middle Aged

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.03.2013 | Fifty

When does middle age actually start? Is it when you hit 50? Or when you send your first kid off to college? Or after you've been married a good 25 yea...

What Was Your Midlife Crisis Purchase?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.25.2013 | Fifty

What's going to be your big midlife crisis purchase? According to WIRED magazine, it very well might be the High Roller Adult Size Big Wheel Drift...

The Winding Road of the Middle Years

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

The pleasures of our earlier years will never be the same again. The only real fulfilment from here on in lies through deepening our sense of self and connection to things greater than self. It's time to appreciate quality of life rather than standard of living.

The Upside Of Divorce For Gen X?

Posted 08.20.2013 | Divorce

Will generation X-ers experience midlife crises? That's the question tackled in a recent piece on Salon.com. And according to Susan Gregory Thomas...

A 50-year-old Clark Kent Finds His Inner Superman

Lewis DeSimone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty
Lewis DeSimone

Some men buy red convertibles. Some cheat on their wives. When I turned 50, I hired a personal trainer.

Are You Happiest At 69 And Gloomiest At 55?

Joan Gage | Posted 10.02.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Yesterday in the local paper I read an essay by syndicated columnist Tom Purcell saying that a study published by the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, as reported in the Daily Mail, had determined that happiness among humans peaks at age 23, tanks at 55 and then peaks again at 69.

Turning a Midlife Crisis Into an Opportunity: Part II

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

We know that as many of us hit our 40's and head into our 50's, we hit that proverbial fork in the road when we question the life path we are on.

What I Have Gotten Out of Writing Besides Money

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

I know. Every case is unique. But in my case, becoming a writer in midlife has given me a new sense of meaning and purpose. I no longer sit and wonder...

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.