How Early Age Development Could Cripple His Ability To Commit
Attempting to define the period of middle age is similar to attempting to place a specific time table on a period of history.
There are many opinions, and many disagree on when it begins or ends. Some theorists believe that lower-class people experience mid-life event at an earlier age than do middle-class people; thus, it may be wise not to tie the stages of adult development to a specific timetable (Farrell and Rosenberg, 1981).
Parental considerations are a must when dealing with the single, middle aged male. If the parents are more dependent and have aged poorly, or if they are in need of physical attention, the male may begin to see himself as becoming middle aged. This may be particularly true of the single male because of focal issues.
A single man may tend to have a greater focus of attention on his parents than a married man with children; however, a man with children may enter mid-life awareness as a result of an occurrence related to his family of choice (wife or children). As earlier noted, these transitions may occur as a result of life-cycle change or as a result of crisis.