The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point

Women have the skills and resources to make career changes or start their dream businesses at midlife if they wish. They hold nearly half of all executive, managerial, and administrative jobs.

By: Sue Shellenbarger

The outcomes of midlife crisis are as diverse as the women in my study. Twenty wound up with new careers, thirteen with new spouses or partners. Eight made extreme sports a fixture of their lives; sixteen did the same with adventure travel. Fourteen plunged with fervor into new hobbies, fifteen into religious pursuits. Some did several of the above. And many made quieter, inner changes, drilling …

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