The Middle Years – From the Mid-Thirties to the Late Fifties – Pt 1

(Part I) ‘Mid-life crisis’ has become a household word. When we see our mid-life friends and colleagues behave in odd and surprising ways or when depression, despair, anxiety and hypochondriasis hit, we quickly diagnose it as a mid-life crisis.  Usually this is easier to see in others and take a little longer to acknowledge within …

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Men Who Never Grow Up – The ‘Puer Aeturnus Complex’

Puer Aeturnus is Latin for ‘Eternal Youth’.  It is a concept from the psychology of Carl Jung and applies to those men who, even though they’re in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s have retained the emotional characteristics of an adolescent.  Many of these men, referred to as Puers from now on, had fathers who were …

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