Warning Signs of a Midlife Crisis

Wondering if your partner is going through a midlife crisis? Has their behavior changed? Do they seem unhappy and suddenly desire a different life? Some experts say these could be warning signs of a midlife crisis:

  • A decrease in weight, a new obsession with exercise and physical appearance.
  • Unhappiness with life and lifestyle that previously made him or her happy.
  • Boredom with people and things that may have previously been of interest.
  • Feeling a need for adventure and change.
  • Questioning the choices and decisions he or she has made in life.
  • Confusion about who he or she is and where his or her life is headed.
  • Anger at his or her spouse and placing blame for feeling tied down.
  • Unable to make decisions about where he or she wants to go in life.
  • Doubt over ever loving his or her spouse and resentment over the marriage.
  • A desire for a new and passionate, intimate relationship.
  • A sense of remorse for goals not accomplished.
  • Frequent daydreaming or feelings of nostalgia.
  • Acting on compulsions with food, drugs or alcohol.
  • Greatly increased or decreased sexual desire.
  • Sexual affairs, especially with someone much younger.
  • A desire to achieve a feeling of youthfulness.
  • Greatly increased or decreased ambition.


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