The Modern Women’s Midlife Crisis is “Quiet Quitting” Her Life

Because no one knows what to do, let alone us.

Vanessa Torre

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Photo by Jeremy Bishop via Unsplash

No one seems to know what to do with women once they hit midlife. This includes women in midlife.

At the turn of the 20th century, women didn’t live past midlife. We now live to 85 years on average. What do we do with the 40 years we’ve gained in the last century or so? What do we do past being wives and mothers? What do we do if we never were?

For the women currently in midlife, we were raised a certain way. We were raised by Boomer women that fell into one of two categories.

The most pivotal time of our mother’s lives, the point where they were most impressionable, the point where they learned who they were and how they should be, was the late 50s and early 60s.

One group of women succumbed to a world created for women following the Second World War, where society bucked hard against the independence that grew from an abandoned homefront forced on women who took to factories and manual labor in the absence of men who had gone off to war.

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Vanessa Torre

Top 10 feminist writer. Writing, coaching, and relentlessly hyping women in midilfe. linktr.ee/Vanessaltorre Email: vanessa@vanessatorre.com