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Mid-Life Transition Issues

Mid-Life Transition Treatment at Promises

The classic midlife crisis may seem like a cliché. But it is a major life change. People find they are suddenly “getting older.” They see their age in the mirror and feel it in their bodies. During a midlife crisis, the possibilities seem to dwindle. These changes lead some to act out like teenagers. Others may engage in inappropriate and childish behaviors to try to bring back their youth.

Young people feel invincible, as if they have all the time in the world. But in middle age they may feel grief and loss. They feel half of life has already been lived. It’s often a life transition that reminds them they’re losing their youthful vigor. This stage of life brings up many feelings of inferiority and failure, especially if certain goals have not been achieved. It’s not uncommon for people to feel ashamed about aging. They worry what people will think about weight gain, wrinkles and success they never achieved.

Many people in mid-life feel irritable, tired or bored. Or they may suffer from anxiety and depression. To cope, they may abuse drugs or alcohol or engage in other compulsive behaviors. Some have affairs and seek attention in unhealthy ways. Many need help managing these complex mid-life issues. They need support in making decisions for the future that resonate with their evolving goals and changing definition of self. They may need depression treatment, stress management or anger management.

At Promises Treatment Centers, mid-life transition issues are at the root of many of the conditions we treat. Our mental health professionals work with clients to address mid-life issues and other concerns. We create a supportive, nurturing environment for clients working through mid-life transition issues. Clients develop healthy boundaries and reclaim their sense of self. This way, they can experience midlife as a time for great personal growth.

Our intimate clinical programs, which are kept intentionally small, offer intensive individual therapy. We also provide alternative treatments and time for self-care. We use cognitive behavioral therapy and mind-body approaches to reduce anxiety, stress and depression.

About Midlife Transition Issues

Moving through life’s natural course can present issues. Mid-life transition typically happens between the ages of 40 and 50, though it can happen earlier or later depending on the individual. Common issues and questions faced in mid-life include:

  • Health complications
  • Caring for aging parents and/or teenage children
  • Coping with the loss of loved ones
  • Adapting to an “empty nest” as children move away from home
  • Career changes and retirement planning
  • Feeling discontent with life, even though a person has been generally content for many years
  • Lack of interest in activities and people that have played a major role in their life
  • A hunger for change
  • Confusion about what they want, who they are or where they are headed
  • Feeling stuck in relationships or a job that no longer suits them
  • Questions about life’s meaning and purpose
  • Doubts about the choices they’ve made in the past
  • Feeling pressure to do and be everything “before it’s too late”

Do You Need Help With Mid-Life Transition?

Without help, mid-life challenges can lead to a crisis. If you’re experiencing the following issues, you may want to consider mental health treatment:

  • Extreme changes in diet or sleep patterns
  • Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
  • Feeling exhausted much of the time
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Low sexual desire, or loss of sex drive
  • Suicidal thinking or behavior
  • Extreme irritability or anger
  • Drug or alcohol abuse

Making poor decisions at this critical stage could have lifelong repercussions. If you’re struggling with mid-life transition issues, you’re not alone. At Promises, you can work through these challenges with the support of peers facing similar issues and a team of caring mental health professionals.

Live Life to the Fullest

Our goal is to help you find a clear vision and purpose for your life. Instead of resigning yourself to an unfulfilled life, take action. Develop the tools for a better way of life – one that enriches, nourishes and celebrates your uniqueness.

Mid-life transition can feel overwhelming. But it is also an opportunity to slow down, take stock and make changes. This way your life can be vibrant and meaningful as you move into your 60s, 70s and beyond. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation: 844-876-5568.

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