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My parents used the term mid-life crisis * was that something in the 70s?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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In brief: 1965

Midlife crisis is a term coined in 1965 by elliott jaques referring to a time where adults realize their own mortality and that life may be more than halfway over. Research supports the idea of midlife stressors and i believe this is a more useful concept.

In brief: 1965

Midlife crisis is a term coined in 1965 by elliott jaques referring to a time where adults realize their own mortality and that life may be more than halfway over. Research supports the idea of midlife stressors and i believe this is a more useful concept.
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