► Are you flirting with the idea of having an affair or have you started one? Are you spending inordinate amount of time on your computer engaged in online chats with strangers?
► Do you have a desperate desire the freedom and independence, regardless of how it impacts others? Are you seeking adventure, but not sure where to find it?
► Are you acting recklessly, like driving your car too fast or engaging in other impulsive behaviors like you may have as a teenager? Are you dressing like your much younger daughter? Spending a lot of time with people half your age?
► Have you gained a lot of weight? Are you binging on junk food? Have you lost a lot of weight, lost interest in food or gone on crash diets? Are you obsessively exercising?
► Are you drinking too much, often by yourself?
► Are you overusing prescription or recreational drugs?
► Are you obsessing about your appearance, trying to 'anti-age' and overdoing it on cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery to look younger?
► Do you find yourself looking in the mirror and think, I don't recognize myself?
► Have you been feeling down or empty for long periods of time with no relief? (This is different than mood swings, which come and go.)
► Do you get enraged over small things or have violent outbursts with your family and friends? (Again, this is not the same as feeling irritable on and off.)
► Do you feel detached? Have you stopped engaging in activities that once gave you pleasure with your mate, friends or at work? Do you find hobbies that use to interest you now feel meaningless or boring?
► Do you find yourself constantly thinking about your mortality, the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life?
► Are you deeply dissatisfied with your relationship? Have you cut off emotionally and physically from your mate?
► Are you thinking of quitting your job or fantasizing about never working again, even if you can't afford to retire?
► Does the life you envision ahead exclude the people or activities you are currently attached to?
► If you were once religious, are you questioning your beliefs? Are you seeking a deeper connection to spirituality? Do 'new wave' religious groups or cults interest you?
► Do you keep thinking about running away or taking a break even if you have responsibilities that keep you from doing so? For example, is it hard to imagine finding satisfaction in being a mother or wife anymore?
► Change in eating habits
► Change in sleeping habits, fatigue
► Feelings of pessimism or hopelessness
► Restlessness, anxiety or irritability
► Feeling of guilt, helplessness or worthlessness
► Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, including sex and hobbies
► Thoughts of suicide or attempts at suicide
► Physical aches or pains such as headaches or gastrointestinal upset that don't respond to treatment.
You should forecast your new career income stream. This new income stream has to replace your current pay. Ask yourself: Do you really can handle the financial and other obstacles until seeing the fruits and benefits?
Certainly, there will be several reasons that you did not pursue the profession that you wanted to at a time.
There may even be some financial reasons, like the fact that the profession would not be financially viable at the time. For example, game designing today is one of the most lucrative professions, but just twenty years ago the resources needed to make a computer game were quite humongous. it is the evolution of the Internet and computer technology that has made it possible for the profession of gaming to be so lucrative.
In the same way, the enhancements of other aspects may make the something that was not viable twenty years ago to be viable today. Only after proper research should you think about the financial viability of your mid life job change.
You have worked your whole life for some reason and now you wish to work for something else.
And it is quite difficult, because learning anything at the age of forty or fifty is quite difficult. Therefore, make sure that you are really interested in the profession. Your interest and genuine enthusiasm to change your profession will make it easier to handle the learning curve of the abilities and skills that you should have for the different job.
You desire a progress. Your have high expectation and want to get new opportunities. You have already worked hard your way up the career ladder. However, you feel ready and confident for a career movement and a career change.
You remain at your job because the money is good but you don't like your job. Your job may be 'good enough' but your interests are different - You want to do something completely different.
Potentially good. Ultimately, the mid-life crisis is about managing change of one kind or another, and as millions of older men can testify, there lies a fresh perspective and new satisfactions on the other side of the transition. Never suffer in silence: always ask for help if you need it, and explore every avenue. And remember: life can begin at any age.
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