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Midlife crisis is a myth

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Don’t blame Uncle Sal’s wife-ditching, Porsche-buying, and toupee-wearing on the old midlife crisis cliche because experts say the idea that 40 to 50-something freak outs are common is just a myth.

Instead, experts link crises to traumatic events—like a career speed bump, death of a friend or relative, or an illness—that can happen at any age.

“There can be times when things crystallize as very problematic, a very deep disturbance in your life,” life researcher Alexandra Freund told LiveScience.com. “People experience these types of crises, but they are not at all related to age.”

Full story at Live Science.

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