Midlife crisis and couples' age difference

L Last night while I was online I was also listening to eRadio portal at DXFE on the background. I had not listened to it for some time but last night was a very good timing. They are discussing about midlife crisis and married couples' lives. I felt blessed maybe because it hits close to home to me (I'm not in midlife yet :-D ) and because it was a new knowledge heard. Quoting wikipedia:

Midlife crisis is a term used in Western societies to describe a period of dramatic self-doubt that is felt by some individuals in the "middle years" of life, as a result of sensing the passing of youth and the imminence of old age. Sometimes, transitions experienced in these years, such as aging in general, menopause, the death of parents, or children leaving home, can trigger such a crisis. The result may be a desire to make significant changes in core aspects of day to day life or situation, such as in career, marriage, or romantic relationships.
So in mid-life crisis, how does couples' age difference matter? The guest speaker said that it helps if the couples have considerable age difference, because when one is in mid-life and experiencing a personal crisis, the other is not (so no clashes) and most likely can be a good support for the other. Also when their ages are close, in mid-life the children are in teenage years and will only make it a difficult situation. But of course different individuals different circumstances and experiences and may have the crisis even early or in different form, but what matters is is that when we are in it, there is someone to support or understand us.

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