Bella: I think my husband is going through a mid-life crisis.
Russell: What makes you think that?
Bella: He just traded in his car for a very expensive sports car, and he’s filling the house with gym equipment.
Russell: Uh oh, that’s a bad sign. Do you know what may have triggered this?
Bella: I’m not sure, but he was passed over for a promotion at work a couple of months ago, and his new boss is 15 years younger than he is.
Russell: That would do it.
Bella: What really worries me is that he’s been talking about quitting his job altogether and becoming a full-time writer. He always wanted to become a successful writer.
Russell: That’s sounds familiar. When my brother went through a mid-life crisis, he spent a lot of time reflecting on his life and regretting giving up music to get a full- time job. He saw himself as being washed up and he was fed up with everything.
Bella: What did he do?
Russell: Well, he’s probably not a good example of what your husband would do.
Bella: Don’t beat around the bush. Just tell me.
Russell: Well, if you must know, he got a divorce, married a woman half his age, and tried to start a rock band.
Bella: Oh, no! That’s just what I was afraid of.
Russell: I’m sure that won’t happen with your husband. You two have a great marriage.
Bella: I thought so, too, but you never know.