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Cheaper than Prozac,
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This review is from: The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Mid-Life (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts) (Paperback)
I wish I'd read this book before having a mid-life crisis, it would have explained so much. The trouble is that no one ever reads books like these before the worst has happened. Maybe doctors should give us a copy on our 49th birthday with the warning 'Keep it safe - you'll be needing this before too long.' This would save a lot of heartache and a great deal of money.
Unfortunately doctors don't do that, so misguided idiots desperately try to recapture their lost youth by embarking on affairs, getting divorced, buying sports cars and having plastic surgery. This book is certainly worth reading before you resort to all that and is considerably cheaper. If it fails to prevent your life imploding, at least you'll have the satisfaction of knowing why it's happening.
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Initial post: 24 Jan 2013 14:43:08 GMT
S. Bains says:
A friend leant me a copy and I couldn't put it down. Seemed to be describing everything I was going through and I agree with the reviewer wish I had received it on my 49th birthday. But still, it was useful no matter what age I was. Have been recommending it left right and centre - as it all catches up with you sooner or later. The best bit is that after this process you go through you can be YOURSELF. Going to get one of his other books now - something about creating meaning in the second half of your life which also looks very interesting.
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