Talk:Midlife crisis

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I think the page has to be written with a regard for its readers who, whatever else, are mostly going to be young. It needs to have a view of the triggers, which are many. Health and achievement relative to expectations are no doubt part of it. Some accounts are silent on some very obvious issues, such as the death of people close to the individual. People with manageable problems may find, through no fault of theirs, that key supporters move away or are no longer available. Another angle is the bad effect of modern communications: consider the effect of media which show, almost entirely, successful people, with the reality where most people are sort of average. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:30, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I started the page, because there is a song at Midlife Crisis (1992, by Faith No More). Most people seatching for the term will look for this page, and not the song. But I guess this page has the same problems as alnost anything health related: Accuracy is important, and finding a balance between being accurate, and being easy-to-understand is difficult. Of what I have read (but no expert on it), its generally not seen as a mental/psychological problem, but something many people will go through during their lives. Needs a lot of work to be done well. And yes, the media are sensatioalist, so from there you'll only get atypical stories: The person being successful against all odds, or the person failiing miserably. No media will tell you that most poeple somehow cope, and get over it after some changes; that's not intersting for the media, and won't make you sell more newspoapers... Eptalon (talk) 12:24, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]