Midlife Crisis in Women: Signs, Causes, & How to Cope
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Is a Midlife Crisis a Myth?”, revised “13 Signs of a Midlife Crisis In Women” and “13 Ways to Deal With a Midlife Crisis as a Woman”. New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C and reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD.
Author: Leah Rockwell, LPC, LCPC
Reviewer: Kristen Fuller, MD