Midlife crises for women are often seen as more individualized. To better understand them, analysts identified three sources, of which a crisis is usually a combination. Physiological changes, such as menopause, interfere with mood and energy levels. Emotional changes stem from experiencing loss, either of a loved one or a self-perception. Finally, societal pressures weigh in, such as negative perceptions of women of a certain age, as popularized by Western culture and media.
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