A midlife crisis can occur anytime between one’s thirties and sixties and affect anyone. It can often be triggered by the realization of one’s own mortality. For some people, this realization sparks a crisis where they question their decisions, the meaning and the direction of their life. As a result it is common to be feeling hopeless, frustrated or anxious which may strain relationships with a partner, friends, and family.
Working with a psychotherapist during a midlife transition provides the opportunity to enter the next phase of life with greater self-awareness and self-acceptance. It is an opportunity to work through any issues we may have suppressed and verbalize any goals that may not yet have been realized in life. A therapist can help a person explore desires and fears without behaving recklessly or in a way that might negatively affect that person’s life and entourage.