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Midlife Crisis

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.

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.