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I Always Thought Mid Life Crisis Was a Myth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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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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    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 2 Responses 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 70+ 1 Response May 28, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    I know what I want to do but I feel pretty powerless to make it happen. I finished my engineering degree last summer in England and didn't have a job waiting for me afterward...
    cytells cytells 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I'm having a hard time saying goodbye to my childhood. It was easy to forget my childhood when I was an adolescent, because real life hadn't kicked in yet. It started a few years...
    groundcraze groundcraze 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    December 29. Moving On. "Learn the art of acceptance. It's a lot of grief." —Codependent No More Sometimes, as part of taking care of ourselves, it becomes time to end certain...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 29, 2014

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    December 30. Laying the Foundation. The groundwork has been laid. Do you not see that? Don't you understand that all you have gone through was for a purpose? There was a reason...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 30, 2014

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    December 31. Affirming the Good. "Fun becomes fun, love becomes love, life becomes worth living. And we become grateful." —Beyond Codependency Wait, and expect good things...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 31, 2014

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    December 28. Panic. Don't panic! If panic strikes, we do not have to allow it to control our behaviors. Behaviors controlled by panic tend to be self-defeating. No matter what...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014

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    I'm arriving at 45 in just a few months. I see the occasional grey in my hair. Do I feel old? Not really. I still have my beautiful long waist hair that's dark blond with stray...
    Berryqueen Berryqueen 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    when im watching movies , the characters in it seem so special. they all have there own personality and talents and they have a life. im so boring compared to everyone I have no...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    So here is my Story.. I am a regular guy well educated from some of the finest colleges and with a job to envy. I have achieved every mile stone like Buying a great car a nice home...
    laaquila laaquila 31-35, M Jan 5

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    Circle’s complete. 365 days. Thank you all for reading my daily posts from Melody Beattie’s book, “The Language of Letting Go.” Wishing you and yours an amazing New Year...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    27 years old. This is more intense than ever right now.
    thejoyprovider thejoyprovider 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I always hang out naked in hotel rooms. One time when I was 15 my brother told me to go get ice from the machine down the hall. It was a short walk and about 2 AM and I didn't feel...
    Maximum1397 Maximum1397 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    Hi there! Right now, I'm currently 18 turning 19 in July. I'm also attending my first year of college of right now. I have a perfect family (two parents is what you'd call a...
    musicbox809 musicbox809 18-21 Jan 17

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    I was bullied from elementary school to middle school. It was horrible. They just bashed me because i was asian. They called me names (ex: chinky eye, idiot, stupid) made racist...
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    This is my emotional dump. I usually do not talk to people about my depression. I feel like no matter how many hugs I recieve, or comforting words I hear, only I can pull myself...
    WhoAml WhoAml 22-25, F Jan 19

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Timeline part 1. I found there is a soundtrack for my life. This was the first track. I noticed that there were songs that seemed to mirror the events of my life or at least what...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M a week ago

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    I was sitting on the couch when my dad came in and said , what's wrong with you kid, your grades are absoloutly disgusting, get up! I knew I was going to get a spanking. I was 13...
    jsjeje jsjeje 26-30, T Jan 9

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    As we enter in to the twilight of Yet another 12 months, you may find yourself questioning in which some time went. A lot of has changed given that we have been ringing in The...
    Alexander0493fzr1 Alexander0493fzr1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    okay, so i guess i should start from the beginning. I was born August 13, 2001. I don't really remember much of my childhood, given children don't really remember things until they...
    taliaxox taliaxox 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    More random hate I remember from high school: I was waiting for my home room to open. No one ever talked to me. I had put on lipgloss earlier which was a very sweet balm. I was...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Jan 17

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    You know, there has to be a reason behind all this low self esteem. Oh yeah, I was raised this way. Not just by my household but also by society and culture. I have a hard time...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Twitter and Tumblr Leaders Ditch Phones to Combat Addiction: From Arianna Huffington to strategists at Twitter Inc. (TWTR) and Tumblr, technocrats are taking a break from their...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The March for Life 2015 was really amazing. The crowds were huge, and people came from all over the country and even from other countries. As I was marching there were so many...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    i feel soo lost and confused!!! being an adult is soo much harder than i thought!! my whole life i was used to people calling me dumb because i was in a resource classes, and i...
    ashworrell ashworrell 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    no matter what, all good things come to an end no matter how much we don't want them to. I've just been a gullible person and reality is, I'm stupid. growing up I didn't have any...
    jarae jarae 26-30 Jan 10

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    Life goes on, sun or rain, whether you're here or not, all the same.... life marches on. So here I am standing still waiting, why? Just for you to catch up to me but please...
    1silentheart 1silentheart 18-21, M Jan 11

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    Just to make it a lil easier for me. At some point in life i just stop down to analyze everything. And then make a move & go with the flow. He keeps on asking me if i've fallen in...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Its disgusting isnt it. When I swore I always got my mouth washed out with soap if I swore while it was getting washed out I earned extra smacks for my spanking...
    lauraAd lauraAd 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 10

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    and that's mostly cause I've always felt like I was better than everyone else. and that is because I AM better than most people... :D
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I had a friend who until recently I thought it was going to be a long term friendship then she misunderstood someting I said & blocked me.I have now realised why she came into my...
    TrannyinSydney TrannyinSydney 26-30, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    once I went in my sisters house who was living alone in Arunachal Pradesh I was going alone and there we two only living in India I was getting a very pleasure there but I didn't...
    in8444 in8444 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I changed my therapist and today had a great session just letting the frustrations out ..... So much going on in my life that I need to explore and understand what direction to...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Within The Eyes Of Sweet Time Lines drawn to meet a cross-path, Love given to build endurance, The clouds, how they join forces, The shrubs, watered with a blessing, The sun, how...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am 27 years old and think that what I'm going through is a midlife crisis, although I believed that that usually happens later on In life... I wake up depressed and feeling...
    ingridmir44 ingridmir44 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Abortion is not a “Political Issue”: My Reflections on my trip to Washington 2015-march-ofl I’m about ten thousand feet over Virginia at the moment, watching Washington D.C...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I got married when I was 17 and it all came crashing down on me 6 years later which is where I am now. It's over but I'm excited for the opportunity to become the awesome improved...
    xxdublifexx xxdublifexx 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    3 years ago new life was breathed in me through the birth of my niece. Before that I was so miserable and hurt after a difficult relationship. Life had become so repetitive and...
    bleuoiseau bleuoiseau 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    Ever since I can remember, I had a love for Greek Mythology. I remember borrowing a workbook from my 8th grade teacher on Mythology. Hercules(Kevin Sorbo) was a popular show on the...
    eartheyes82 eartheyes82 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 18

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