Why would anybody ever want to join a midlife crisis forum? Unless you find some enjoyment in reading about others' pain, the only reason would be because you're in one yourself, or love someone who’s experiencing a midlife crisis.
No one expects to have a midlife crisis, which means nobody is really ever prepared for one. And although a midlife crisis doesn’t have to occur at midlife and can, in fact, occur at any stage of life, few of us have ever experienced one before. So, it isn't until it happens to you that you even want or need to learn about them.
But when you suddenly find yourself or someone you love in the midst of a midlife crisis it can feel pretty overwhelming, lonely, confusing, and scary. It's understandable that you’ll want to connect with others who are going through the same thing. And a midlife crisis forum is the perfect place to do just that.
MLC Forum for Both Men and Women
As most of us already know, an internet forum is a place where people share ideas, their experiences, and offer each other help. The midlife crisis forum at Guy Stuff Counseling is a little different, however, in that it offers much more.
Our forum conversations use the blog articles from our website to guide us through discussions around the challenges of dealing with and understanding a midlife crisis. We address the issues facing both the men and women who are suffering from a midlife crisis and the difficulties of those who find themselves having to cope with the consequences of them.
The real-life stories I share offer a glimpse behind the closed doors of other people's lives. Although everyone’s experience is unique, there are commonalities that are present in every story – pain, erratic behavior, disruptive and destructive consequences are a just a few. By reading these stories I hope you'll feel like so many other readers have and realize you’re not alone in your struggle.
Midlife Crisis Forum with Expert Advice
Within our forum you’ll to hear from a professional therapist who provides treatment for men and their partners experiencing midlife crisis. Through the articles and comments, you'll get expert advice on how to handle midlife crises. I'll share counseling secrets and insight into how both men and women think about midlife crisis to help you better understand the intricacies of what you or your loved one are going through. As you read the articles and the questions they address you'll become more clear on what’s happening, and the pain and confusion will actually start to make some sense.
Donna, one of our participants, had this to say,
As Kurt said, take time to read through all the midlife crisis articles on here if you have not done so already. They have been helpful and calmed me down a bit. Be strong and know that you are not alone." -Donna
A Forum That Supports and Helps
If you’re tired of feeling confused and possibly depressed, this is a good place to begin healthy change. We strive to focus on how to take the positive and healthy steps necessary for you to find your happiness again.
Unfortunately, many midlife crisis forums just become a place to gripe. While venting can often be healthy, too much of it just keeps everyone stuck in the problem. What really makes this forum different is that it's structured around blog articles, so it combines expert advice along with connection to others who are in the same place you are. You can ask other commenters questions and engage with other readers. Connecting with others who understand can make this crisis a little less scary.
According to Susan,
This site has helped a lot of us, hope it helps you. I'll be praying for you, stay strong. Read the other stories and the advice Kurt has given us. Here for you when you need support. Be strong!" -Susan
Participating is easy. Just follow the steps below.
Here's how to use our midlife crisis forum:
- Click on the Middle Life Crisis topic link listed at the bottom of this page (see "Preview More Articles About" below) or click the arrow buttons just below to go to the next MLC article. Scan the preview list of articles and then click on a few to read or read them in order one by one.
- At the end of every article is a comment section where other readers have shared their thoughts and experiences. Read the comments and find one to respond to or leave your own.
- Subscribe to this blog at the bottom of this article and check the comment box asking to be notified of responses to your post. Many commenters return frequently and will respond to your comment. You'll discover this really is a community that's here to help and support you.
- Want to learn even more about a midlife crisis? Check out our extensive topic page explaining all aspects of a midlife crisis.
We welcome everyone, both men and women, to join the conversation. You can remain anonymous and share as much or as little as you want about your personal experience. This midlife crisis forum is really about learning and understanding what you’re experiencing and finding a way to heal. We help each other get better and take comfort in shared experiences. I hope you'll join the conversation and discover how helpful it can be.
In the bullet points below are a couple of popular articles where you can get started.
Editor's Note: This post was originally published February 25, 2016 and has been updated with new information for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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