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Almost 50 years old (Middle age) . Now what?

Posted By dimiswebs 324 days ago on Art - Middle age is a psychological structure For most “average age” is 40 to 50 years. There is no precise definition of what it signifies or how it is expressed biologically, as is the case with women in the climax that is triggered by stopping menstruation. The average age for a man is the equivalent of “adulthood”, the report, the beginning of the maturity phase or the … immaturity, depending on how everyone will see and experience. It is the time of a second chance. In every level. Or to those that can be improved. At some point, a man will make a pause in the life that lived until that moment to see inside and around him. Other times it will cause external events, such as dismissal or separation, and sometimes his own internal need will be catalytic. At that time, feelings overwhelm you. Everything of the past becomes important in the present. Memories, experiences, relationships, family, love, children, failures, successes, money, conquests, but also repulsive, stumbling and unmistakable passions revive with an unprecedented emotion, like the teenage boy who is hard hit by his heart. Suddenly the mature gentleman who previously thought he knew how to live his life stands in the roar of the rookie. Because he feels ready to change, perhaps for the last time, his personal history. According to Carl Jung, “the greatest potential for growth and self-awareness is happening in the second half of our lives,” so we realize that people at this age make an assessment of their lives so far. As part of this assessment, new needs and possible changes may arise. Besides, it is no coincidence that a large percentage of men decide to divorce at this age. The term “middle-life crisis” was invented by Elliott Jacques in 1965. However, he did not describe the term we have today in our minds. The Canadian psychoanalyst tried to find the relationship of middle age with the creative idiom. According to his theory, the middle age crisis is such a painful situation that many important people, artists or thinkers cannot overcome it and survive. He gathered the lives of many admiring men and divided them into three categories. The first category concerns those around 35 to 40 either literally dying or exhausting all of their power reserves, unable to recreate something that would be worthy of their intelligence. The second category concerns those who are still struggling for the goals they have set. The agony is intensified by the realization that half the time has passed. And the third belongs to those who have been productive and creative but after the crisis of middle age their aesthetics and style change for the better. They become more complete personalities, more sensitive, more generous and their writing patterns are richer than in the past. More recently, researchers have questioned the validity of a true midlife crisis, wondering whether it is misleading to attribute this dilemma to a particular age. Some believe that people at different ages, for variable reasons (eg, serious illness, loss of parent or spouse or financial security) -reflect back on their lives and wonder, “What’s next?” Others question if midlife angst is really a crisis-a sudden experience, like the person who seems to change overnight. Or perhaps it is an emotional response to an accumulation of stress-unhappy marriages, job dissatisfaction, and financial troubles. There is also debate over whether this crisis is biologic or environmental based, some believing it is primarily triggered by signs of physical aging-loss of potency for men and the end of reproductive years for women. Many psychologists and sociologists believe that the crisis in men is more common than we imagine. Daniel Levinson, for example, believed that these crises were characterized by a “harsh, painful, demystifying process that results from the inevitable comparison of youthful dreams and the reality of today.” Besides, for most people, life moves so fast that when they find time to look back they will always find something they have not been able to accomplish. Meddle age also brings changes in both man’s sexual life and relationships, which greatly affects his psychology. The changes brought by time shape not only the image that he has for himself but also his relationship with his companion/spouse. These new data are often unprepared for him and his adaptation to them is often difficult. The change in its physical condition and its appearance plays an important role in its self-image but also at its disposal. Increasing its weight, decreasing its muscle mass and strength, aging skin, hair loss, causing unpleasant feelings and usually making it feel less desirable and charming. At this age stage, there are various diseases such as hypertension, cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. These diseases are likely to give man feelings of weakness, vulnerability, and the feeling of “getting older”, which affects his self-confidence. The biggest problem occurs because the so-called “middle age crisis” can turn into depression, which can be particularly dangerous for older people. Some of the signs of depression, in this case, may include fatigue or insomnia, feeling desperation, constant anxiety and loss of interest in hobbies or activities that once enjoyed. It is important to recognize these signs in order to avoid turning the middle-age crisis into a more serious situation.

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