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I Always Thought Mid Life Crisis Was a Myth

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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 1 Response May 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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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    Finally an name for it!, or something that can explain/tell it to me. In a way tho, it sounds silly, who or when was that made so.. just like mid-life crisis. But it makes...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I'm not sure really.. The fact is I don't know what to do with my life anymore....
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm turning 26 next month and kind of dreading it. don't want to sound whiny because I love my job ( though I'm not paid at all currently). I'm finishing residency . I'm single...
    Baaroque Baaroque 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    Well, I've never posted anything before, but there's no time to start like the present. I just wanted to post about what I'm labeling, "Quarter Life Crisis". I'm 23 and have yet to...
    oibrulee oibrulee 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    The best revenge I've done is taking good care of myself. I grow my hair long. I reinvent myself. I change my wardrobe to a more trendy and happy no longer the typical wife and...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    He had never left his ex, I had no idea. I loved him so much. We just fell apart I thought after I got pregnant. We lived together and he just stopped... everything. I thought it...
    Missed515 Missed515 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I was bullied when I was in middle school. I was never the cool kid or the pretty one. I always asked my mom and dad if they could take me out of school to teach me online or...
    justahelplessoul justahelplessoul 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    "You do not value it till the time you do not loose it" The best and the perfect quote in my life. There was a time when I had to take permission for everything I do not only...
    Life26 Life26 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    A friend shared a song with me from their teenage years, a song that inspired them, that lead them in a direction in life.Then they asked me to share a song from my younger days...
    dancingWATERz dancingWATERz 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    I have wanting to write about my parental grand mother who passed away in 2011 aged 88 after a life full of sufferings and joys of life .... I'm not exactly sure when my...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I've been in love with someone for two years . The last year was on and off. Then we got to a point where he told me he didn't want to be with me . But we still communicated and...
    kirstybarney kirstybarney 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    My grandfather taught me many things before he died he was a great bowler and too this day I bowl like him some days I look up into the nite sky and wonder is he watching my every...
    Normanbosworth49 Normanbosworth49 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Life is a learning process that keeps rolling on through the years. Starts with your parents who teach you the basic skills such as carrying a full cup across the kitchen to tying...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    These things may have many things in common and many differences, but I have to agree that these beautiful things have a similar end. It may end as "Happily Ever After" but what...
    sunlight61 sunlight61 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    1. My life in General is great, but the number one wonderful thing in my life is my family. I don't have much family. But the relatives I do have are wonderful. And they are my...
    MinaMari MinaMari 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I like myself. I find I'm a genuine and carring person and 90% of the time I think I'm cute even with my curves. The man I share my life with just threw me a blow...not a physical...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates ya never know whatcha gonna get!!!
    bigbill75 bigbill75 36-40, M Apr 3

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    I have wanting to write about my parental grand mother who passed away in 2011 aged 88 after a life full of sufferings and joys of life .... I'm not exactly sure when my...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had dating this guy 2 years and every day I was subjected to mental, physical and emotional abuse. My parents kept telling me to leave him. But I never had the courage to leave...
    southernbelle07252013 southernbelle07252013 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've always been told to not fall in love. So in turn I've always told those I was with to never fall in love.
    xoxoxxooxoxo xoxoxxooxoxo 18-21, M Mar 23

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    This past easter Sunday I was driving over a bridge and saw a young man in his early twenties getting ready to jump on to the train tracks far below. I talked him out of it and...
    kdogg204 kdogg204 31-35, M Apr 8

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    he was my first ever boyfriend.... i liked him a lot. in the beginning i always felt like there was a huge gap between us, then i thought it will vanish after sometime... then...
    isabella1997 isabella1997 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Today my sister was honored as a cancer survivor and as a speaker for Relay For Life. It was an honor to walk behind the survivors, and support those that have lost loved ones to...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    At one point in my life, music was my only companion.
    grrrey grrrey 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I was about 12 years old. A friend at school had invited me to her 13th birthday sleepover, I had no idea who else was supposed to be there but I was curious enough to attend. I...
    Boygirltime Boygirltime 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Haven't we all, there's going to always be those time wasters and game players. *see group 'I believe in karma'* lol
    MyCircus MyCircus 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    especially the norse ang greek mythologies
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa 16-17, F 14 mins ago

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    So this story is about my first interview. My only regret is that I am not face to face with those reading this, so that they may hear the dismay in my voice as I recount my...
    RGarcia35 RGarcia35 16-17, M 19 hrs ago

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    Life is burning me out .growing up ive always beleived in love so i have poured and poured myself out multiple times only to yeild heartbreak. The hardest one was when me and my...
    afroguy777 afroguy777 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    This song is to someone...you probably know who you are. I know you don't wanna date but this is how I felt when you were dating him. It's originally called girl crush but I...
    screamingdoesnthelp screamingdoesnthelp 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    There was a wasp by the sink crawling around the avocados. He wasn't a flyer. How he got in the house, I don't know. My mother is allergic to bee-stings, so he had to go. I don't...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    I want to warn people strongly: stay on the paths already paved in tradition or stay on the ONE path you have chosen and do not let anyone kick you off it. I can not stress this...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I keep my head on straight And my eyes wide open I try to move forward Wishing and hoping I took a hold of myself In the middle of November Don't you look back now Is all I can...
    StillBecomingaButterfly StillBecomingaButterfly 36-40, F Mar 29

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    heya people :) any myths or legends ya know, will ya please share them with me? I just love to know about various myths and legends, so I'd like to hear from ya as well :)
    slytheringuy slytheringuy 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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