What Are The Main Psychological Problems Of Women Over 50
February 8, 2019 17:27 By Fabiosa
For women all over the world, the 50th birthday is an important milestone. After reaching this age, many of us continue to look in the future and believe that much still lies ahead.
And that's great!
However, there is a big downside to this remarkable period.
What should a woman over 50 await from her life?
A midlife crisis can make a woman feel useless. The biggest problem here is the failure to accept that aging is natural and inevitable.
Major psychological problems in women over 50
- chronic fatigue;
- low self-esteem;
- identity crisis.
Having reached a mature age, many find that they finally have the opportunity to do everything they refrain from while taking care of the family. The children have grown up, and financial independence has improved compared to adolescence.
These things can cause strong dissatisfaction with yourself as well as evoke a strong desire to change something.
Reasons for the female midlife crisis
- A woman who is dissatisfied with her family life may think about divorce or try to restore youth in other ways.
- Empty nest syndrome can make you change the direction of your activity drastically.
- Psychological and physiological changes that women experience during menopause can make them doubt about their self-esteem.
- Retirement isn’t far away: you feel scared about what will happen next.
- Discontent with life consequences and thoughts about an imminent end.
Who is at risk?
Most often, midlife crisis affects the women who:
- are psychologically unprepared for natural changes in life (menopause, aging, and empty nest syndrome);
- have dropped out of active working life and are financially dependent on the husband;
- live "within four walls,” having lost friends because they lived only for the family.
What can be done?
If you are facing a midlife crisis, try to follow these tips.
- Accept aging and the inevitable changes in life, health, and appearance.
- Fight stress with exercise, meditation, and communication.
- Discover yourself again. Devote yourself to a long-abandoned hobby or become a mentor in the area where you are strong.
- Review your expectations for your partner and other family members. Restore your old friends. Who said fun needs to stops with age?
- If you are worried about the symptoms of menopause, consult your doctor.
Women over 50 can find this period full of new opportunities and personal growth. After all, you finally have time to do what you have always wanted: whether it is a long list of desires or one cherished dream!
The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.