This crisis experienced by people in the 40-45 years: it is the re-evaluation of all that was accomplished in his life at this time. The man often denies or destroys something sought for years, what to invest a lot of effort. Or man becomes acutely experience the inconsistency: as a rule, to forty years realized the difference between dreams and goals in life of man and his real position. And if twenty people is seen as a promising, then forty years — is the performance of the promises made long ago.
The severity of this crisis depends on several factors. People are ambitious, with a high level of claims experienced a midlife crisis sharper than others. Most important of all, as far as the previous crisis was resolved — the thirtieth. Many are trying to move the psychology of the phase of youth across the threshold of maturity — and that is what is the cause of neurosis. After the age of forty begins a marked decrease in physical strength, decreased vitality, decreased sexual attractiveness.
Changing social roles, if to a certain point people (with all their self-) conscious of himself as a child of his parents, by this time, many parents die, become helpless.
Comes the realization that private life is: Life stopped issuing loans against the future. One heavily on the understanding that all vertices will still not win. Others suffer from the fear of not manifest itself in something important, be frustrated, believe that life give them one last chance: it was during the mid-life crisis people are desperate to unexpected behavior that characterize the surrounding as "gray in his beard — a lusty".
The successful resolution of the crisis means the transition to adulthood, to a certain wisdom of life, forms of human desire for efficiency, to care about the next generation, the thought of its contribution to what is happening on the ground.
If the crisis is not resolved, the likelihood of stagnation, followed by a feeling of desolation. Man can begin to indulge their whims, to assume that the growth and development of their stay, and to provide rest of his life in the form of a giant black hole.
Mid-Life Crisis could easily become a springboard for a new take-off, the so-called second peak of vitality. He contributed to the emergence of many great people. Gauguin began his career as an artist at age 39, after being dumped by his work at the bank. Goethe's journey to Italy, undertaken between 37 and 39 years, completely changed the state of mind that had an impact on his works. Michelangelo in the critical age has changed the style and quality of their work. And we know a lot of such examples — one of science or business go into politics, others are beginning to engage in charity, and some art, etc.
However, not necessarily radically change their life — It is possible to continue on the same path. But at the same time appreciate the intervening years, to understand what we need and what is not, and most importantly, to its former path, but deliberately, and continue to build quantitatively what has been achieved.
It is important to understand that the crisis Mid-Life certainly faced by each of us. After all, even Dante wrote: "The Earth life passed before the half, I found myself in a dark forest. " So the crisis — it is a normal phenomenon, which has its own reasons, the laws and purpose. A person must knowingly go to a different age generation, to recognize that there are objective physical age restrictions that some missed opportunities permanently, many never to return, and many never do. And this "never" be treated as a harsh but reality. However, it is important not to miss out on the valuable and that is in the present, including their age benefits: you achieved a lot, and you know how much you know and much more you can.
Mid-life crisis — one of the most powerful of the demands of man to life audit. And if otodvigut this problem and solve it at the end of life can overtake even more frightening crisis, prepared for the man — the crisis of the end of life.