Middle life crisis, also known as midlife or mid life crisis affects men and women, with various causes and recognisable symptoms.

Middle Life Crisis

Middle life crisis could be regarded as period in life of an individual where one reflects on his or her overall image, it is a time where a person feels and witnesses the fruit of one's life entire effort, whilst looking ahead and anticipating their own mortality. One re-evaluates their role and what is important for them. It can be experienced at any age and signifies more than anything else - a lack of direction.

The crisis itself has many aspects and can be seen differently .

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.” 
John F. Kennedy

Where is crisis there is also a world of opportunity.