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July 27, 2014 12:27 PM

Carolyn Hax: Friends’ deaths spark fears in 45-year-old

Dear Carolyn: I’m in my mid-40s and I guess finally having my midlife crisis. After watching my friend’s husband die of brain cancer at 52, and a co-worker drop dead of a heart attack at 53, I’m acutely aware that life can change in an instant. I am happily married and have a young daughter, but seem to be wondering, “Is this all there is?”

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