And they have a tendency to forget that others have the same problems-they begin to be selfish, lashing out at others, not caring how much they hurt the people that are closest to them, even lashing out at their bosses, not caring if they are fired or not-it does NOT matter to them, and they really don't even know WHY they are angry.The irritability alone wears on them and they react with MORE anger-not really understanding it, but just going on with it, thinking they are saying what they really feel for the first time in their lives; walking all over anyone who stands in their way.He says he’s good with his nieces and nephews and “I have no doubt that I’d be a marvellous father.” Research shows men in their 40s do feel the biological time clock ticking, dream of having children, and they almost unanimously pictured themselves as fathers of sons, doing active male things – fishing, kicking ball.Chances are though, even with those dreams of fatherhood, if he’s over 40 and never been married, he’ll stay that way.Men’s Biological Clock Ticking “I think I might have made a sort of pact with the devil in which I think I can have fun now and sort everything later.But then he comes back and says, ‘Times up and I’m taking you to hell as you’re going to be a lonely, sad old man.'” Like many bachelors in their 40s, Hugh still savours fantasies of being a great Dad.
It could be as short as a month or as long as six months to play out this stage.
Rather, they relate to people in ways that end up isolating them. Waehler said everyone has styles of behavior to help them cope with the anxieties that relationships can produce.