Excuses, Excuses

Husband left you for a newer model? Turns out you were right: He is a narcissistic jerk! Dr. Richard A. Friedman, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, is sounding off on midlife crises among men, calling them "socially acceptable shorthand for what you do when you suddenly wake up and discover that you're not 20 anymore." Says Friedman: "Why do we have to label a common reaction of the male species to one of life's challenges — the boredom of the routine — as a crisis? True, men are generally more novelty-seeking than women, but they can certainly decide what they do with their impulses." [NY Times]