During one’s life-span there are stages and transitions to be navigated. By mid-life one has typically lived through several developmental tasks, and experiences which may have included education, career, marriage, family life, and being part of a community.
“We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie” Carl Jung
Also with middle-age comes having gone through successes, failures, joys, and disappoitments. How one learns, gains wisdom, and continues to enrich one’s life with these experiences can prepare the later years with anticipation, excitement, enjoyment or the lack of. Mid-life counseling can help you to not idealize a past, but to assist in finding meaning, passion, and still contribute to your life and the lives of others. If coping skills, problem-solving skills, or resiliency has not been successful in your life, these can still be learned and new habits can add energy, fulfillment, and satisfaction to your life.