I found this insightful article in Psychology Today about why women experience a different mid-life crisis than men. I thought you might find it useful – Lisa

Forty years ago, a generation of women entered the workforce with unprecedented choices and few models for guidance. Now that these women have reached mid-life and those behind them are just entering this phase, we can begin to define what a “mid-life crisis of identity” looks like for women with careers.

In the past, the major shift in identity that women faced was the transition from mother to freedom.

Now the career-minded woman’s life path more closely resemble a man’s, shifting aspirations with the turn of each decade of their lives. Yet the reasons for the shifts differ for women.