Are You Having a Midlife Crisis? defines midlife crisis as “a period of psychological stress occurring in middle age, thought to be triggered by a physical, occupational, or domestic event, as menopause, diminution of physical prowess, job loss, or departure of children from the home.”

Does that sound like you? Are you having a midlife crisis? Take this quiz and find out if you have been spared from a midlife crisis or if you are smack dab in the middle of one.

Created by: Toni Cay Snyder
  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. Have you been feeling down or empty for long periods of time with no relief?
  2. Do you feel unhappy, detached, or bored with people and things that used to give you pleasure?
  3. Are you deeply dissatisfied with your mate and thinking of leaving or having an affair?
  4. Are you confused about who you are and where your life is headed?
  5. Do you have a new obsession with your physical appearance and looking younger?
  6. Do you have a desperate desire for freedom, independence, adventure, and change?
  7. Do you feel regret, remorse, or resentment about the choices and decisions you’ve made in life?
  8. Are you questioning your religious beliefs or are you seeking a deeper connection to spirituality?
  9. Are you dissatisfied with your life and thinking about running away or taking a break even if you have responsibilities that keep you from doing so?
  10. Are you acting recklessly or impulsively or abusing food, drugs, or alcohol?

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Quiz topic: Am I Having a Midlife Crisis?