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I Always Thought Mid Life Crisis Was a Myth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    Old Men and Young Girls

    I used to like older men. I don`t like them anymore. I am somewhat afraid of them now. Maybe afraid isn`t the right word, but I try to avoid any kind of physical contact with older men now. I had 2 very unhealthy relationships with older men, not so long ago. Still those...
    loona loona 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    can you subconsciously suffer through a mid

    life crisis? does it ever go away?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I did, but feel as if I've recently come out

    the other side of one. It's ok to not have all the answers at my age and I plan on enjoying the moment from now on. The upside to midlife is as you get older, you lose some of the fears and inhibitions that plague you in your earlier years.
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F Jan 18

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    The "Quarter Life/Mid-Life Crisis" explained ~

    "Go to school, study hard, get a job, get married, buy a house, go do this...go do that...don’t do this...don’t do that.." There is a moment that can occur in a person’s life where they realize that their vehicle had been on autopilot for their entire lives. One day, you...
    NeoJesusOfTheMatrix NeoJesusOfTheMatrix 66-70 2 Responses May 28, 2014

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    Who Can I Talk To

    Big time issues with my husband...don't want to share at work because my nosey coworker would hound me forever. Can't talk with friends, because all are also friends with hubby. Don't want to pay a counselor. UG I just need a good sounding board and a way to vent :-/
    Lily01 Lily01 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    Endless Fear

    I am about to turn 45 and the past couple years have been very challenging. first finding myself doing things and.
    Sunshinedays Sunshinedays 41-45 1 Response Sep 6, 2012

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    Mid Life Crisis

    I always thought mid life crisis was a myth until my husband turned 40 it was like watching a bomb blow up in front of me. He started making new friends that he didnt want me to meet going out to bars with them and either staying out till 3am or not coming home at all he hangs on...
    nync333 nync333 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    I know in one side it's my fault, but I often feel like I don't deserve all of this. I always had problems relating to people and I used to spend time doing math, I decided I...
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    I just really ******* hate this life.. I haven't done anything wrong, plus i never meant to exist.. I never meant for my parents to meet.. I really didn't mean it.. I just want all...
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    To my dad. When I was a kid I used to fight with my mom for his attention. I mean not a sword fight :D but I always come in between them. Now I wish I hadn't done that. They would...
    EmotionJammer EmotionJammer 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    from what i can remember i never fit in i always was an outcast the main reason was my red hair and allso the fact that me dad has a company and from the first grade a lot of...
    HelenSiren HelenSiren 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    As this week comes to a close, I reflect on the hardships and what ifs. Realizing that molded paths can't be changed, but new ones always can be created. It's ok to look back and...
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    Today I've been asleep until midday got up went straight to fridge got food stood there for like ten minutes then just came back to bed to go to sleep and Ye this is basically...
    owen2341 owen2341 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    I broke up with my boyfriend he was my Best Friend most of my life he came out last week and asked me out 2 days ago, yesterday was probs the worst day of my life we were at the...
    SpiritOfOrpheus SpiritOfOrpheus 16-17, M 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I stood there like a confused 7 year old would, surrounded by adults trying to confort me. I was too niiave when I noticed my mother was not there, rapid whispers when I asked...
    PrettyTragedy83 PrettyTragedy83 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    i love greek mythology it's very fasnating
    julianne1999 julianne1999 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    [long story ahead because I need to get this off my chest] I have been struggling with solipsism my entire life. The people around me and my environment feels as though they are a...
    theflamechronicles theflamechronicles 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I always felt like I was on the outskirts of the crowd - accepted but only superficially. Being somewhat of a loner , I didn't always mind until I realized some of the phoniness...
    HeartsEye HeartsEye 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I didn't want it to be true. I didn't want to fall out of love with my ex. He is one of the funniest, sweetest men I've ever met. He promised me the world, marriage, a place to...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love all of these things - and there are too many to talk about in just one post, so I will just relate one myth - the Sumerian myth of Inanna's descent to the underworld...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    Dear life, Could you pretty please stop giving it to me dry and fast? I didn't choose to be here, I didn't choose my mother and father... step father, next step father, mothers...
    Aliandras Aliandras 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Still. From 17 until now. Long middle life. Lmao.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The simple things in life, what a topic for me to comment on, for many years the simple things in life where, well.simple, getting high as a kite and drunk as a skunk, every day...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was always being called either shrimp or midget when I was in school
    Rosalindaj Rosalindaj 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I'm 23 and I am questioning if teaching is what I really want to do with my life. I love it and it's so fulfilling to help children learn and grow but I don't want to be poor!
    Theartsmusic Theartsmusic 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had bright orange hair way back in 9th grade. I used to get called highlighter head and construction cone. Kids used to make fun of my clothes and my eyebrows also. Back then I'd...
    SphiDaSledgehammer SphiDaSledgehammer 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was raised in the Mormon church, though my parents weren't that into it they still had us go. I'm glad that my parents weren't as crazy Mormon as the other parents, they taught...
    wishiwasasheep wishiwasasheep 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    is that it work and back home to hear complaints my teenage kids well i think about them a lot but sometimes i think they would behave better and be more responsible if i wasnt...
    sirpercival sirpercival 46-50, M a week ago

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    well im forty six i should be entiteld for this one or am i a bit late is that what lifes about crazy wife wild teenagers kids work a lot earn less no fun
    sirpercival sirpercival 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I worked as a Supervisor in a prison most of my life. I was assaulted and had to retire due to the injuries. During my many surgeries I bought a hobby farm. I figured this would...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I have always had fantasticly vivid dreams. I remember a horrifying nightmare from when I was five, but tonight I had such a surreal and lasting feeling from a dream, that I feel...
    Toddstool Toddstool 31-35 Jun 26

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    I don't know why but I'm always the last choice or completely ignored. Me: "Yeah you can come to my house when it's midnight. No problem. I'll make sure you're happy before I...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Some time ago I wrote that I had only had sex with one woman in my whole life. That was certainly true at the time. But since then I have met someone else. I met her on-line. We...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Multiple times. Me thought me was sad. Or cursed. Or hexed. Or targeted. But me was right about my views. The world is foktup. And controlled by monsters. Who warp...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I am 23 years old and I've lost one of my parents last year, the other one is basically dying and I just feel so unsafe. I finished my education this semester and everything is so...
    cetirizin cetirizin 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I look back, and my past seems to be the fantasy of long forgotten dreams – the people in it, unlikely to be real, at times, it breaks my heart to know they're still there. How I...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F Jun 23

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    I like many others have spent a great deal of my life looking for the reasons for life itself. I have studied and contributed in many different spiritual, religious and non...
    andthisonetime andthisonetime 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    Too short in fact. And like a toilet-roll, it's thinning ever faster as the years go by. Was hoping that with a young toddler in the house, his madcap presence would rejuvenate me...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I've received numerous pm's from people "patting me on the back" for taking care of my mom. I truly appreciate your comments. I do. But please allow me to clarify the purpose of...
    ImNotSoInnocent ImNotSoInnocent 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I was very ugly and awkward in the middle school. No guy liked me. Then my best friend Liz got a new neighbor. He was our age but he went to another school. He convinced us to...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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