even if its a good one. Donald Richie, it may sound cliché, but life can be an incredibly difficult journey. Living in the Moment The good news is that even someone experiencing a mid-life crisis can find solace, refuge, and even enlightenment. Arantes uses a biopsychosocial framework for understanding human development. Unexpected behavioral changes One of the more obvious indications of a mid-life crisis is erratic behavior. Sadly, some people experiencing a mid-life crisis experience a loss of identity. We also do this with our own selves, questioning whether or not we measured up to our own expectations.