How to Survive the Disappointment of Midlife

As we enter the “third season,” we tend to see change as a loss, and therefore perceive it as painful and bad. We recall the “ideal” life of our dreams and feel “loss.” The emotional experience of change, transition and the impermanence of life weighs on our menopausal mind. We wrestle with “holding on” to our relationships, children, and memories of the past, while faced with the fact that our life is not what we thought it would be.