Is it a Mid Life Crisis, or a Mid-Life Transition?

Mid Life Crisis Or Mid Life Transition

A midlife “crisis” isn’t always about the anxiety brought about by aging and recapturing a perceived loss of youth and charm – that might be a social construct! We’ve all heard stories about the “mature” guy who spontaneously purchases a fancy sports car or a long desired motorcycle and then starts forming “casual” relationships with much younger women.  However, many times this mid-life thing, is triggered by a major event:  a marriage ending,  job loss, the death or loss of a loved one, empty nest, or relocation.

This period of time is often accompanied with deep reflection.

I want to start by saying that I am not against medication.  I have seen many who have benefitted from the traditional approach where medication is often prescribed. That said, I do support looking at all the possibilities for finding and treating the root cause of such issues as a first choice, or at least as a companion to traditional therapy.

Here are the statistics that motivated me to take this subject on and create a Signature Program to address it in fullness:

  • 1 in 10 Americans take antidepressants for depression.
  • 25 percent of women in their 40s and 50s take antidepressant medication, which is a greater percentage than any other group.
  • According to a study several years ago published in the Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Journal, almost two-thirds of the 5,000 patients sampled were diagnosed as clinically depressed, yet they did not meet the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder criteria.

Let’s Describe how a “mid-life crisis” might feel:

  • Unexpected emotional melt downs
  • Life feels boring….dull… Meh
  • Life is overwhelming
  • Life is catching up to you
  • Old “stuff” that was never resolved, is rising to the surface
  • Regrets are prominent
  • New anxieties are popping up
  • Questioning what life might have been like if you made different choices
  • Wearing many masks to hide your truths, and you don’t want to keep lying to yourself
  • You may also be a work alcoholic as a way of avoiding emotional discomfort
  • Your moods are unpredictable
  • Loss of identity, asking the question “Who am I?”
  • You are falling into a funk – or worse….. depression.

What are the signs that a “funk” is turning more into depression:

  • Your eating habits are way off
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty falling to sleep and dealing with extreme fatigue
  • Chronic feelings of pessimism or hopelessness
  • Restlessness, anxiety or irritability
  • Feelings of guilt, helplessness or worthlessness
  • Low libido
  • Withdrawing and loss of interest in activities you once loved
  • Thoughts of, or attempts at suicide (please get professional help immediately if this is the case for you)
  • Physical aches or pains ( headaches, tummy aches, etc.) that don’t respond to treatment

Let’s take another look at this subject

WHAT IF…. we referred to the event we’ve been calling a “Mid-Life Crisis” as a MIDLIFE TRANSITION?!

WHAT IF…. this painful period, is actually a HUGE opportunity to awaken, heal, transform and GROW?

WHAT IF…. you thought of this as not having lost your identity, but having the opportunity to create a whole new one.

WHAT IF…. this shift of mindset, could create a whole new field of possibilities!

This is a purposeful time when adults often reevaluate their lives, their goals, their purpose/career – its a time to rediscover dreams and grow to new heights.

Is the Mid-Life Transition Signature Coaching Program for You?

If your answer is I think so, but I have questions, then please arrange a FREE, No Obligation call or Zoom Session with me to see if this is a good fit for you.  Contact me through email:

My life experiences, certifications, trainings and heart centered intuitive coaching have made it possible for me to address such things. 

I would be honored to lead you on this journey of self discovery and transition.

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Debbie Laino

I am a triple Certified Coach and the founder | creator of The Ageless Woman Movement Facebook Group.
I’m a devoted wife, caregiver, mom, grammie and dog mom.

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