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Your 40’s could be the best years of your life.

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Your 40’s could be the best years of your life – until you arrive at your 50's & 60's.



In their forties, most people have the tendency to settle into a pattern that is more satisfying to them.

The simple act of caring less about what other people think of you is one of the most effective ways to boost your happiness, and many people reach this point in their forties. 

Your friendships have grown stronger as a result of you no longer putting up with those who create drama and you are quick to cut ties with those who do. This perspective applies even to the irritating members of your family.


We have what are known as more 'complex experiences' when we are in our twenties and thirties.

A large amount of anxiety might be brought on by the pressure of building a name for oneself professionally and advancing up the corporate ladder. The acquisition of a home, along with the pursuit of promotions and wage hikes, frequently becomes an all-consuming ambition.

Drama in the workplace is a very real phenomenon. When we are in our twenties and thirties, we frequently assume that it is important to engage in office politics in order to improve our careers, and as a result, we feel forced to do so.

“I wish I hadn't worked so hard” is one regret, according to the article: Top 5 regrets of the dying.

Dating apps make more individuals available, but they also make users less committed to any one relationship. If you do meet someone who is a suitable match for you, you will have to deal with the stresses of getting married and potentially having children.


In your forties, you may find that you have a greater capacity for serenity.

When you put in a lot of effort in your twenties and thirties, you often find that it pays off in your forties.  This article offers SCIENTIFIC PROOF THAT HAPPINESS BEGETS SUCCESS AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

When you reach your forties, you start to realize that you won't live forever, and you start to put greater value on the things that are truly important to you. According to an old proverb;  “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”




Williamsburg Therapy Group Dr. Daniel Selling

Daniel Selling, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist



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