Use this search feature to quickly find the information you're looking for.

Search for meaning

The Question

I'm 44 and divorced 2 years ago. My life is not working. Nothing seems to bring me any enjoyment anymore. I feel stuck. I am no longer interested in activities that use to bring me enjoyment.

I was unable to have sex the last year of my marriage and honestly didn't want to. I found out just before it ended that my testosterone levels were very low making functioning almost impossible for me. My urologist said I would regain my ability which I have.

Although the treatment has helped some I still feel like I'm lost and living a life without purpose. Don't know what to do.

Noel's answer

If you have read the Men's Stories page you will know you are not alone.

I recommend a couple of books: Crossing the Soul's River by William O. Roberts, and

Balancing Heaven and Earth by Robert Johnson.

One of the symptoms of a midlife transition is feeling lost and without direction. I went through a period of 'wandering in the desert' for five years in my early fifties, where I had lost interest in things I used to be passionate about, and could not think of anything that would stir my passion. I was in a mild depression, and nothing seemd to excite or even interest me.

My suggestion is you read some of the other books I recommend on my Your Life Mission page, pray and/or meditate, and take heart in knowing that this too shall pass. I am in my sixties now, and enjoying life more than ever!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask Noel.