Make a Mental Note
About This Show
Make a Mental Note is a podcast where Dr. Christopher Quarto, a licensed psychologist, interviews counselors, social workers and psychologists in the greater Nashville area and abroad about their practices. The purpose of the podcast is to educate listeners about psychological problems that people contend with and methods of dealing with those problems. Learning is key to healing and mental wellness.
Most Recent Episode
MMN 034: Women in Transition - I - with Diann Wingert
6 days ago
In this episode of the Make a Mental Note podcast, Diann Wingert, a licensed clinical social worker, discusses the characteristics of women in mid-life transition and how they can “navigate the waters of change.” Give it a listen and find out why this episode is worthy of a mental note! Get the show notes on the "Make a Mental Note" page at http://www.chrisquarto.com/ Click here to subscribe to the Make a Mental Note podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/make-a-mental-note/id1035476864?mt=2 Mental Notes: * Mid-life women come into counseling with similar issues – anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, conflict with family members, dissatisfaction with careers, etc. * Women are going through many changes biologically during middle adulthood, which influences how they feel about every aspect of their lives. * Some women who are in marriages that have been functioning well may not feel fulfilled and start questioning whether they want to continue in their relationships. * “Grey divorce” – the rates of divorce among couples over 50 is increasing. * “Mid-life crisis” was a term coined in the 1960s – an experience that was linked to men. However, the current generation of women participates in the work force and has not necessarily stayed at home with their children. * More divorces are initiated by women than by men, which is likely due to the cultural shift that has happened since women have been in the work force. In addition, more women have the financial wherewithal to imagine living separately. * Reasons women question their relationships/are dissatisfied with relationships: it’s human nature to want to change their circumstances when they’re unhappy. Women contemplate, “How would I feel if I made this change?” Much of human behavior is driven by how people think a change will make them feel. * When women are in their 20s, they might think about intimate relationships/marriage and having a family and these things may come to fruition in their 30s. In their 40s to mid-50s, women are living out those decisions, but are going through hormonal changes. Some women may question whether or not they want to continue with their current life choices. In some cases, wo