Midlife & Aging
The downside to midlife is that it’s often accompanied by a strange sense of disappointment. Looking back, we realise life hasn’t delivered on all the things we’d hoped for; looking forwards, it’s easy to imagine the worst for our older age. Research on midlife has uncovered what’s called the U-shaped dip which shows how our satisfaction with life often dips in the middle years. This is true for all sorts of people—whether they have children ’flying the nest’ or not; whether they are with a partner or not.