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I Always Thought Mid Life Crisis Was a Myth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Am 39 soon. I genuinely believe I am in the early stages of a mid life crisis. Strangely it's quite a positive experience. As a result I've lost a load of weight and toned up...
    Nomoretomorrow Nomoretomorrow 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    My friends find it funny that I claim to have a quarter-life crisis when I'm only 22. But then age is not a determinant now, isn't it? Most of my close friends are on their late 2...
    Boghane Boghane 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I have done nothing in life. I haven't had the normal experiences people have in their teenage/young adult life. I also just quit my job to go back to school. I probably have more...
    sfoss21 sfoss21 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    Not really, but there are times in my life where I feel everything has stalled. I just graduated from college and am juggling an internship as well as a part-time job, wondering...
    Chapman2014 Chapman2014 22-25, M Feb 18

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    I'm 25 and soon to be 26 .. I hate where I'm at right now .. a job that just gets worse by the minute.. I want to quit so bad .but I'm not quite sure what to do next .. I Dont have...
    Greysky03 Greysky03 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Ever since I was a little kid I knew I was different. I never imagined being married or dreamed of my wedding. I never pretended to have beautiful jewelry from a guy. I pretended I...
    cristy1989 cristy1989 22-25 Feb 12

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    I've never been like everyone else, I've always had different opinions maybe that's why I don't have many friends..
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I hate this feeling. I feel so empty, like I have no reason to exist. I just do absolute nothing..
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    These past few days, I've become more and more interested in Starseeds, Incarnated Angels, Elementals, and the like. I have done my research throughout the internet and, although...
    marustarseed marustarseed 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    This life memory was almost forced upon me. I had woken up in the middle of the night, then, after I went to the bathroom, let the cat out, noticed that it must be late, because...
    WestWhite WestWhite 56-60, M Jan 31

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    Hello, this is my first time posting on this site so sorry if I sound a bit awkward. Anyway I was wondering if anyone had any advice to a novice padder on how to make a fat suit...
    KasseanaTheGreat KasseanaTheGreat 18-21, T Feb 3

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    There was a girl in high school that I had a crush on aince middle school, she was the onlyn person who can put a smile on my face just about every day. Sadly, on the last day...
    TheTofuMaster TheTofuMaster 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    when it comes to life always be yourself always live the best life you possibly can and dont let anyone cause you to feel any less than the person you were meant to be always live...
    stacylynn7 stacylynn7 18-21, T Jan 31

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    when it comes to life always be yourself always live the best life you possibly can and dont let anyone cause you to feel any less than the person you were meant to be always live...
    stacylynn7 stacylynn7 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 31

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    when it comes to life always be yourself always live the best life you possibly can and dont let anyone cause you to feel any less than the person you were meant to be always live...
    stacylynn7 stacylynn7 18-21, T Jan 31

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    I find myself, lost in confusion when it comes to someone. A person I never knew, but a face I've seen in a dream. A dream that showed me a future, a future that has happened. She...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14

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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 Jan 28

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    Throughout all of my elementary and Middle school I was constantly nagged and teased harshly. Don't get me wrong I love teasing, but there is a,point where it gets very mean and...
    geebuttersnaps56 geebuttersnaps56 22-25, M Jan 30

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    I was molested by my stepfather when I was 13-14. I'm 32 now, and to this day I have never told a soul. I always faked being asleep the many many times it happened. I didn't know...
    thelonereader thelonereader 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Every girl dreams of when she will get asked the "big" question. How will he ask?...will he get down on one knee or would he ever ask for my fathers acceptances. All those...
    blondebunny12 blondebunny12 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    How to make a very long story, very short? I dated a boy (we shall call him Darlin), a coworker, for 6 months. My high school sweetheart and best friend (who we shall call Bug...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Don’t have a thought attack. This weekend was a true test to apply the principles I have been learning for the past couple of months. I was presented with a very difficult...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 9

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    I have learned life is way to darn short to be so worried about every little thing. The first years of my 20's were hectic. I got diagnosed with pcos, 2 different kinds of heart...
    purplepurp21 purplepurp21 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    What has been the greatest adventure of your life thus far? Skydiving would definitely be mine. In order to go skydiving, you have to sign away your life which was terrifying. The...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F Feb 17

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    A friend at work told me that when a woman cuts her hair, she is ready to change. For me it's moving forward and valuing the lessons I have been taught this last year. These...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I was planning a wedding with what I thought was the love of my life; he was married & had recently had a kid. This was many years ago, but it took years to get over the heartbreak...
    DreamGolfer DreamGolfer 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I no longer wish to die. I was confused. I had no clear vision - many things pull on my time, so many things. And all seem worthy. Now I am not confused anymore, thanks to Aaron...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Feb 4

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    yes it was enough to put me off dating for ever more. I come to the UK was dating a man for 4 years we had a good time but unfortunately I did not know that while away from me for...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    We aren't truly free. I feel like my entire life, I was kept in a box. As I got older and started showing signs of independence, my parents became more and more strict and...
    LoveLovingElmer LoveLovingElmer 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I don’t drink for a few reasons. I am a health nut, don’t like the taste, and alcoholism runs in my family. I just won’t take a chance that my genes fail me. The last...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yesterday M was getting her old books ready to donate to the used book fair fundraiser and as I put them in her backpack, I noticed a poetry book in there. She never was big on...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    So, for starters, I'm 20 and I live in NC. I'm an Eagle Scout, a college student, and a christian. My life hasn't been one of perfection or glitz and glamour, but it hasn't that...
    MyLifeInANotebook MyLifeInANotebook 18-21, M Feb 8

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    with my family, down the same road we always traveled home. I had been observing the heavy heat lightning storm that loomed overhead and into the distance, ever beautiful. Suddenly...
    SurveyingFlea SurveyingFlea 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    When i was in grade school there was one book that i would read over and over again. I knew it backwards and forwards, page by page. I even wore out the binding from opening it up...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Like so many women who visit our participating centers, Noreen had no one she could trust to help her. Her boyfriend had walked out on her, and her parents threatened to kick her...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Well a Quaker actually. Which is loosely Christian. Then I after encountering many other "religious" Christians from Catholics to Methodists to Pentecostals in my life, so I went...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I'll try to sum up and simplify this as I could write for days, and to the untrained seem crazy if making any sense at all. I was bullied and mentally abused from childhood, as...
    NightGambit NightGambit 31-35, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    <3 Norse mythology...that's where we get the names for our weekdays :)
    SarahChevalier SarahChevalier 16-17, F Jan 31

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