From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Coming to Grips With Aging

Until recently, I knew very little about Mid-Life Crisis... now it seems like we are old friends! Growing up is a little like riding uphill on a bicycle. It seems like forever until we reach the top; then very soon after, we begin to coast and then life rushes by.

The hallmark of the Mid-Life Crisis is our sudden consideration and evaluation of our lives according to "the Big Picture". It often includes the following ideas:

In Short, my son asked me about the subject of this month's article. I replied, "mid-life crisis", for which he asked a definition. I said, " its a time when you take stock of your life and decide if its the way you want it to be". My daughter simplified it even further... "it's a time when you go nuts!"

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Last Updated October 24, 1998 by Gary M. Grandon, Ph.D.