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I Always Thought Mid Life Crisis Was a Myth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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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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    1. I've never thought that I'm gonna be living alone by the age of 18 2. I've never thought I can learn to cook 3. I've never thought I can be a role model to someone 4. I've never...
    LeapingToadstool LeapingToadstool 18-21, F 46 mins ago

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    Newly divorced after leaving a very abusive relationship, I moved back to my hometown and was able to get a job through an old friend from school. During my first week there, I...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    I've always been the shy, quiet girl. I'm in high school and I sit and think about how I have no real friends and no social life a lot. My 'best friend' from elementary and middle...
    alonewithmusic alonewithmusic 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Most kids would say In school, other kids bullied/teased/edc them. Not me. The teachers, the staff for me. It was forth grade. I went to a special ED class because I have traumatic...
    itsCassidyG itsCassidyG 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Nobody told me about this **** when i was a kid. Thought i had until my 40's or so.
    funguy6987 funguy6987 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    RABIES DISEASES God bless Dr. Adagba for his marvelous work in my life, I was diagnosed of RABIES DISEASES since 2010 and I was taking my medications, I wasn't satisfied i needed...
    markrobbin111 markrobbin111 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    There are a number of experiences that this could fit in, but I think this might be the best. Four months ago, I elected to have my leg amputated. It was probably the easiest...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Over many years I have gained some valuable information. It doesn't matter of how you look like to people, just to you. That might seem kinda hard because everyone's opinion...
    DavidHamilton1 DavidHamilton1 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    *PLEASE READ NEED HELP* I can't say this to anyone I know, so it's nice that I can say it on here. I met this person when I was in year 10, and three years on they have had a...
    LivingPositive LivingPositive 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Quit my job today and it feels awesome... i rather be poor than unhappy
    jjjccmm jjjccmm 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm 32. Am I too old to be having a quarter-life crisis?
    Daninhell Daninhell 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I liked living in Vegas. There are always something going on, lots of places to be entertained. However, for the first 1.5 years after I got here, I couldn't find people to hang...
    Celestron Celestron 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    The First and LAST Time I Sneaked Out-"Can I go somewhere?" I said to my mother's back as I stood in the door of her bedroom (actually it was the master bedroom and by default also...
    SoullessEyes SoullessEyes 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Some times I hide my phone after some one texts me because i enjoy the feeling on somebody waiting on me
    WESTREX WESTREX 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    The Mythical Story of Pegasus Pegasus was a beautiful winged horse who sprang from the body of Medusa when she was slain by the hero Perseus, the son of Zeus and Danae. Spreading...
    Iamafrog1997 Iamafrog1997 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I'm an alcoholic and addict in recovery, sober for nearly eight dozen days. I'm twenty-five-years-old, and I still feel like I'm at that stage at which I'm figuring out what I...
    TheCallipygist TheCallipygist 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was younger I was physically and mentally abused by my mother. In my early childhood my dad was an alcoholic who would drink come home and beat my mom. We would have to...
    Lost2334 Lost2334 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I have to get this out of me, I have to share this story I cannot even believe myself...how a total stranger not only changed my life, but saved my life. I have went trough alot...
    somedude92 somedude92 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Healing Through Spirituality Despite the “scientific” explanations I have been fed by medical professionals over the years, I have never believed that I am “mentally ill...
    giannaboleyn giannaboleyn 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I was pretty much bullied throughout my life, I was called all sorts of names such as "peanut" "fatso" "fat b*tch"...and all those words were like knives being stabbed in me. I...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I've loved anything to do with mythical creatures ever since i was small and my parents told me that i used to say when i grew up i wanted to be a fairy. They had a hard time...
    MysticTemptress MysticTemptress 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I just turned 26, and I fantasize about packing up and moving across country again, but I can't because I have (for the first time in my life) put down roots somewhere and I have...
    DrLizzyFreud DrLizzyFreud 26-30, F Aug 19

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    My favorite stories come from Greek, Native American, and Norse mythology, but I also like some Christian and Jewish ones. They're all very interesting ways to view the world.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    When I was 6 years old my mother introduced this man into my life. He was great and first then the touching started. At 6 I thought it was pretty normal obviously now i know...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    A pretty pink fog has descended upon me. Lately, I have become obsessed with the feminine wonders of the world. Everything is setting off the triggers in my head. The way a...
    crosskimmy crosskimmy 26-30 2 Responses Aug 19

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    This is my first post so please bare with me. Judging from the posts I've pretty much skimmed through are quite different from the "Identity Crisis" that I constantly am going...
    katsunarii katsunarii 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Did I have a past life? I was browsing through the Internet today and randomly came across pictures of Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City and oh my gosh.... It is the place I always...
    ella003 ella003 22-25, F Aug 16

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    Once a cheater, right? This is a long story. I met this person, Idk let's call him John, two years ago at a bar, back when we were both basically drunks. We got to talking and I...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Have you ever woken up one day and realize that your life is nothing like what you expected it to be. You realize that you actually hate your job. Mostly because of the people you...
    Kriekki Kriekki 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    So there was this girl (I'm just going to call her Jade) and this guy (I'm going to call him Ron). And there is me. Jade and I were really close friends all through middle school...
    lillyforever4 lillyforever4 16-17, F Aug 15

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    Doing a presentation today on what makes us happy in my College class.. Was honestly great. I talked about Islam and how Islam saved my life it was personal but I did grab...
    yasminesaleh00 yasminesaleh00 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I was spanked all through my teen years up until I went into the Navy after high school. I'm glad I was. The fear of it kept me from making the big mistakes some of the kids I went...
    pagandad pagandad 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Concerning time travelers on film: There are two famous cases of "time travelers" captured on film. One is a woman who appears to be talking on a cell phone in a film made in the...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M Aug 14

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