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Call You and Yours: How to tackle 'middle-aged misery'

Consumer phone-in. A new study suggests that on average people are at their most miserable during their middle-aged years. What are the best remedies for 'middle-aged misery'?

A report from the Office of National Statistics suggests that, on average, we are at our most miserable during our middle aged years. Where younger people and the over 65s tend to be more satisfied with life, people aged 45 to 54 report a lower level of personal well-being than any other age group. Anxiety levels are also higher among middle aged people.

What is it about middle age that is so difficult? How have you faced up to the challenge of mid-life and found ways to fend off the misery? Whether it's job pressures, financial worries, the relentless demands of family life or a sense that all those dreams you once had may not after all come true, we are keen to hear your experience of middle age. Do also tell us your remedies for "middle aged misery".

Email us now - youandyours@bbc.co.uk and don't forget to leave your phone number, so we can call you back.

Then join Winifred Robinson at 12.15.

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