Mid-life cri­sis is a mis­er­able truth

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MIDDLE-AGED peo­ple are the least happy, re­veals a ma­jor new re­port.

Many strug­gle with the “dou­ble re­spon­si­bil­ity” of car­ing for chil­dren and el­derly par­ents, the study from the Of­fice for Na­tional Sta­tis­tics (ONS) found.

Even pen­sion­ers aged over 90 re­port bet­ter life sat­is­fac­tion and hap­pi­ness than those aged 40 to 59.

Ex­perts an­a­lysed per­sonal well­be­ing data for more than 300,000 adults in the UK, col­lected over three years from 2012 to 2015.

Peo­ple aged 65 to 79 re­ported the high­est av­er­age lev­els of per­sonal well­be­ing, while those aged 40 to 59 were strug­gling.

Mea­sures of well­be­ing, in­cluded life sat­is­fac­tion, feel­ing whether what you do is worth­while, hap­pi­ness and anx­i­ety.

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