Debunking the 'Midlife Crisis'
What is a midlife crisis?
In turn, people may respond to these triggers by making big changes to appearance, lifestyle or interests—often in a hurry.
But is it real?
Our understanding of the midlife crisis is changing. Many experts now believe that a midlife crisis is a cultural notion and not a biological phenomenon. The idea of a midlife crisis doesn’t exist in every culture across the world.
While the midlife crisis may not be rooted in science, that doesn’t mean what you’re feeling isn’t real. And, contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t just happen to men. Aging presents a lot of changes to your life and can transform your sense of identity.
Don’t worry, there are some steps you can take to change your view.
Talk to someone. Voicing your feelings can do a lot to make you feel better. It also helps to consult someone else when you feel like you need to make a major life change.
Talking with a licensed professional can help you navigate this period. With telehealth services from Teladoc®, members can connect with a mental health specialist from the comfort and privacy of home. You can use telehealth from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can do it wherever and whenever you’re most comfortable.