Life transitions are times in an individual's life when there are lots of changes. People have difficulty adjusting to major changes in their life. For most people, this happens when they enter middle age. They may experience a mid-life crisis, which is characterized by making drastic changes to one's life.
Other people start to re-evaluate their life in a process that is very emotional and painful. People may start to redefine success, wonder what they are doing with their life, and struggle to find answers to pressing questions. Sometimes changes can be sudden or tragic while other changes are normal but require some adjustment.