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Is everyone in mid life crisis a midlife cheater?

Is everyone in mid life crisis a midlife cheater?

No: This isn't really the forum to talk about pop psychology, but i appreciate your asking. There is no understanding people, but it's natural at any age to change interests and want to make life more special in some way. You do yourself a disservice if you tell yourself that it means infidelity, whether it's your partner, or a friend, or a family member. It may be a very positive move instead. ...Read more

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Men 101: what is a midlife crisis for women / wives like?

Men 101: what is a midlife crisis for women / wives like?

Midlife crisis: This is time when men realize their own mortality & how much time they have left in their life. This can be triggered by changes such as loss or job or financial, etc. In women, this occurs commonly in mid 40's. & shows similar symptoms of sadness & remorse & more attention to appearances. ...Read more

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Can 24 year olds go through a midlife crisis?

Can 24 year olds go through a midlife crisis?

Not really, but...: In each period of life, one can have troubles dealing with the challenges during that period. A primary care doctor can help with such problems. A person can also talk with non-medical people, such as family relatives, friends, clergy, counselors, etc... When such problems happen during the middle of life (age 40-50 years), it can be called a midlife crisis. ...Read more

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In hospices, what's end-of-life care?

In hospices, what's end-of-life care?

Variable: Hospice can be either in a facility or at home . It is designed to take of symptoms that bother the patient, ie pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. ...Read more

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How to overcome an identity crisis at 16 if donor child?

How to overcome an identity crisis at 16 if donor child?

Therapy: I would advise seeking some professional counseling and therapy. Identity crisis at 16 can be normal can also lead to significant distress if not properly addressed. ...Read more

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Hocd, bisexual, or identity crisis, how to know?

Hocd, bisexual, or identity crisis, how to know?

You mention three: very important areas. Please get help in clarifying your situation. Start w/your doc and then a mental health professional. Whatever you learn, please accept yourself and make healthy choices w/the information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to recognize an identity crisis?

How to recognize an identity crisis?

See below...: Are u unsure of ur role in life? Do u feel like u don't know the 'real u? If u answer yes, u may be experiencing an identity crisis. Theorist erik erikson coined the term identity crisis & believed that it was 1 of the most important conflicts people face in development. According to erikson, an identity crisis is a time of intensive analysis and exploration of different ways of looking at 1self. ...Read more

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Can you have an identity crisis at 21?

Can you have an identity crisis at 21?

Depends: It depends on what you mean by "identity crisis." but, at 21 there are many things a person is dealing with -- among them, leaving home of origin, making own way in the world, selecting career path, having committed intimate relationships, etc. Working through all these things can feel like a "crisis" of sorts. Some long-term psychiatric illnesses can also declare themselves around this time. ...Read more

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What is midlife crisis in women caused by?

What is midlife crisis in women caused by?

Midlife crisis: This is time when men realize their own mortality & how much time they have left in their life. This can be triggered by changes such as loss or job or financial, etc. In women, this occurs commonly in mid 40's. & shows similar symptoms of sadness & remorse & more attention to appearances. ...Read more

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M south indian.Can some times boredom give into internet or porn addiction?Treatable disorder?

M south indian.Can some times boredom give into internet or porn addiction?Treatable disorder?

Yes: Treatable conditions. Ocd should be controlled. Psychotherapy and psychiatric evaluation will likely help a lot. Boredom is difficult to define, but certainly finding and engaging in productive and positive activities will get you more focused on important life goals instead. Good luck. ...Read more

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What did erikson say about identity crisis?

Erikson: In his meisterwerk "Childhoood and Society" Erik Erikson posited that an identity crisis ensues when fundamental assumptions we have throughout our lives about who and what we are, are fundamentally challenged. ...Read more

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How should someone handle their partner's PTSD/panic attacks&bipolar mood swings&occasional self-harm setbacks? Esp in serious long-term relationships

How should someone handle their partner's PTSD/panic attacks&bipolar mood swings&occasional self-harm setbacks? Esp in serious long-term relationships

Get support: A person's emotional problems can be just as stressful as physical illness in a relationship. Suggest you see a mental health professional for guidance and support. Be sure to make time for yourself. Connect with others for help. Look into NAMI or local support groups: http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Family-Members-and-Caregivers . I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Fatherin-law=parksinson;mother inlaw=ocd;wife=pcos;father=copd, mother=highb.P.I'm (36ys) leading a tension ful life.How to become cheerful & relaxed?

Fatherin-law=parksinson;mother inlaw=ocd;wife=pcos;father=copd, mother=highb.P.I'm (36ys) leading a tension ful life.How to become cheerful & relaxed?

Relax! : First things first. These are not your problems. However you can acquire some of them if you don't learn to cope. Smoking is not a coping mechanism. It is an addiction and will lead to COPD and BP problems. Exercise vigorously 30 minutes daily and learn to meditate on a daily basis. Eat a breakfast every day containing protein. Drink 8 glasses of water. Sleep 8 hours. Drop the daily newspaper. ...Read more

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I'm depressed. Will falling in love help?

I'm depressed. Will falling in love help?

Love helps: Here's why. We are social creatures. Depression often leads to emotional isolation. Making an effort to connect to the people who care about you is one way to help. Depending on the severity of your depression, starting a romantic relationship might be difficult. Often people who are depressed do not give others the impression that they are interested, emotionally available, etc. ...Read more

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Do childhood bullies turn into lawyers or presidential candidates, or do they descend into a life of crime?

Do childhood bullies turn into lawyers or presidential candidates, or do they descend into a life of crime?

People can change: Gosh, there is not anything predetermined for sure, but an intersting q just the same. Turns out some criminals, lawyers, docs, police and probably politicians do often have some drive to be in control and tend to think independently. The degree to which bullying persists into adulthood and is accompanied by other illegal behaviors raises risk for antisocial personality disorder - and jail. ...Read more

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Can divorced parents spark fear of abandonment in a 10 year old?

Can divorced parents spark fear of abandonment in a 10 year old?

Of course: It depends on custody and how much true love is provided. Parents should be unanimous in how this is achieved. ...Read more

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What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!

What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!

Alanon? Therapy?: Many discover that there is little we can do to change others. It is hard enough to change ourselves! You can find possible support at an Alanon meeting or from a psychotherapist. Then, you might find the voice to use to invite spouse to help you with your problem. I know this sounds backward. It's not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dont want to talk, anger, low patience, untimely sleep, low motivation, readaholic, forgetful.Mood swings.Once a while go to shop.Overworked brain.Am i ok?

Dont want to talk, anger, low patience, untimely sleep, low motivation, readaholic, forgetful.Mood swings.Once a while go to shop.Overworked brain.Am i ok?

No you are not OK: You need to see a professional that can help you find out what is triggering these feelings and causing you to have irregular sleep and having mood swings. ...Read more