In France, the notion of a mid-life crisis remains relatively little known. And yet, just like childhood and adolescence, mid-life is a specific age characterised by a distinctive psychology and, sometimes, psycho-pathology. This often-feared time of life, governed by major personal changes, can also be a period of true rebirth if the mid-lifer learns how to deal with the changes, by being informed and knowing how to react. This book focuses on what mid-lifers can do to live in greater harmony with themselves. Françoise Millet-Bartoli is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and teaches at the medical faculty of Toulouse.