Posts tagged Midlife Crisis
Why a Midlife Crisis Hits High-Achieving Women Harder

I don’t know if you’re aware, but a midlife crisis isn’t just a man thing.

Women have the “pleasure” of this rite of passage, but it’s not something that’s talked about, so most women have no clue that’s what’s happening when it hits them.

For women, the midlife crisis is a what kicks off, what I call, a midlife transition.  Personally, I don’t feel women are in “crisis” mode for the duration. But it’s what wakes them up to the fact that something needs to change.

As I’ve gone through my own midlife transition and talked with women from all walks of life in various stages of this transition, I’ve learned one thing:

When a midlife crisis hits, high-achieving, go-getter, ball-busting women, tend to get hit the hardest.

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How Women Experience a Midlife Crisis (it’s different than men!)

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Most of us think of a midlife crisis as the old guy ditching his wife for someone half his age while zipping around town in his shiny new convertible.  

Men get to own the midlife crisis experience.  Women are never included in this conversation because, apparently, it’s assumed we don’t lose our shit when we approach 40.

Wrong!

Like men, women will experience a midlife crisis at some point in their lives.

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