Case Study 1
Shayla Ahmed (pseudonym) has stepped in for 45 years. Her husband has a very good job. She has a happy family with her only daughter and son. Throughout her life, Shayla was so busy with her family that she couldn’t even be aware of time. Her life was surrounded by regular work such as children’s education, brought them from school and coaching, cooking, daily work of the house, etc. Now the girl has admitted to the university and the boy studies in college. Normally, they have become busy with their reading, friends, mobile, and computer. The husband stays in the office all day long and returns at night. Shayla is not busy anymore. Her time passes lazily. She sees white hair and wrinkle in the mirror. Shayla thinks that no one cares about her. Shayla becomes scattered and irritated lately.
Case Study 2
Rina Chowdhury (pseudonym), 48 years old, has a private job. Her son is studying abroad. Her husband does business. Nowadays, Rina frequently thinks that she could do better in her career. She is regretting her past decisions. For her, it seems like she hasn’t done anything in her life. Over the last few years, Rina is gaining weight. Diabetes is detected along with high pressure. She takes many medicines every day. Jolly Rina looks sad nowadays. Rina often thinks that she will leave the job one day.
These types of problems are often seen in middle-aged women. Generally, these symptoms of middle age are known as “midlife crisis”. Although there are debates about the existence of a “mid-life crisis”, many people go through some crises within the age of 45-64. Moderate changes in body, mind, and social position happen in middle age. Various diseases begin to live in the body and the skin also shows its age. Youthfulness is on the verge but it is not old age also. At this age, the equation of relationships changes and many close people become estranged. Dissatisfaction with work and career begins. They compare between reality and expectation and feel disappointed at this age. They try to live in the memories of the past. Sometimes they probably feel proud, angry, remorseful, or enthusiastic also. At this time, someone can make some wrong decisions impulsively. Even one may have been involved in an illegitimate relationship. Most people can overcome these problems easily but few people become very depressed. The tendency of women to suffer from depression is almost twice, compared to men.
Here are some useful tips to deal with middle age:
- Take care of your health and do checkups regularly.
- Practice walking or exercising every day to keep your mind and body refreshed.
- Contact old friends and do visit to have a chat sometime.
- Do not make any decisions impulsively. Discuss with family members before making big decisions.
- Start doing any old hobbies (singing, painting, or stitching) once again.
- If you are still depressed most often after trying everything, visit a psychiatrist.
Life is short and also beautiful. So everyone should enjoy it fully at any age. Stay blessed and happy!