Waiting for your midlife crisis? Relax. It’s probably not coming.
According to a growing body of research, midlife upheavals are more fiction than fact.
“Despite its popularity in the popular culture, there isn’t much evidence for a midlife crisis,” says Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is conducting a continuing study of more than 450 people who graduated from college between 1965 and 2006. The study’s latest installment is scheduled for publication in 2015.