If you're approaching your middle-age years and not feeling good about it, Rabbi Shmuley says you're not alone. He talks about why people experience midlife crises, their symptoms and solutions to get out of crisis mode.
Rabbi Shmuley says it isn't uncommon for those who have reached their midlife to feel that they haven't fulfilled their personal aspirations, their looks are fading or they haven't climbed high enough on the corporate ladder. He also says today's society overvalues youth and celebrity, causing people to forget the blessings that come along with getting older.
Rabbi Shmuley identifies the following symptoms of a midlife crisis and offers ways to move past your negative feelings.
Symptoms of a Midlife Crisis:
"The midlife crisis is becoming ubiquitous for both men and women. But what you discover when you age is that you gain the wisdom to understand that your original dreams were somewhat shallow. Your new dreams can be based on greater depth and wisdom. Live in the present, not in the past, and enjoy all of your blessings."