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I Am 50 Years Old

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    Financial Agony

    i am 50 years old , and worked all my life , most of it more than 60 hours a week and stil at the end of the month my bank accound is most of the time emty or more than emty, and it takes some times 3 or 4 month to get back on track again , and it is more and more...
    johanna50 johanna50 26-30 1 Response Oct 18, 2009

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    Yep, Just Recently...

    ... turned 50. Wonder what the second half of my life will be like...
    JackGrey JackGrey 51-55, F 7 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    Change

    I have decided to make a few changes in my life. I have gained too much weight over the last year or two. I am not devastated or anything. But I know that the older you get the harder it is to lose it. That's what I've heard. Anyway that is a goal of mine for the rest of this...
    popie766 popie766 51-55, F Jul 18, 2008

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    + 6 Months

    well..coming up to 51..ho hum..
    crossingpaths crossingpaths 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    Almost 50

    In 6 weeks I will be 50, which on one level doesn't make a big difference to me, but on a larger level makes me extremely self-conscious. It seems like everything I've ever started, I've never been able to complete. I've had two major jobs that started out full-time and I...
    rebekia2000 rebekia2000 46-50 3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    How I Cope With Getting Older

    Last year I realised I wasn't getting any younger. A few pounds had crept on and I was started to not like the way I looked. I knew I had to do something. I'm not yet 50 but will be soon and decided that when I get there I want to be fit. So I started going to the pool. It wasn...
    aliwings aliwings 46-50, F Apr 2, 2013

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    Never Felt Aged Before This.

    I turned fifty last month. Surprising to me how I feel it. Before I've just felt like a guy, but now I'm an old guy. In my twenties I'd go see bands and wonder about the "adults" there, seemed creepy to see them and they looked so out of place. Now I will be the old guy and will...
    viaaf viaaf 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    I Just Joined the "Club"

    No big deal, really.  I don't feel half a century old so I guess that is good!  My Husband is 9 years younger than I am and many of my friends (but not all) are also younger.
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    This is nothing like what I was told to expect.

    Every day is easy, even the bad days. I never hold back anymore, but I never have the need put much forward. . I get more out of the books I read and I can hear what's going on in classical music and jazz. My mind is calm, but I laugh all the time, the way I did was 15. Money is...
    limpet55 limpet55 56-60, F Jan 17

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    Never Too Late

    Life is what we make it.. Live it to the fullest, it's never too late anyway...
    Kristiana50 Kristiana50 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    I Never Thought I'd Live This Long

    Back in the late 60s - early 70s I was living life pretty fast and figured I'd probably die before I got this old. Ah to be young and naive. I recall coming home after an Aerosmith concert where I did about ten 'crossroads' and my heart was pounding so hard it felt like I...
    ADDanXdeP ADDanXdeP 51-55, M Nov 24, 2007

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    Life Only Begins Now..

    hi everybody who has turned the big O , age fifty! the golden year.wow. I surely stuck at 30 though..phyisically, emotionally in all wichever way you see life as. SO all of ye there enjoy life... i do get men of 30s onwards hitting upon me..they want to take me on a date...
    rhiamenon rhiamenon 46-50 2 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Turned 50 In January

    This is the only age that has really bothered  me. Maybe it's because I feel so much older. Maybe it's because I have a past, present, and future that don't look good. I'm struggling from day to day and if this is the best it gets, then it's really about as far as I...
    ddnlj ddnlj 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    5 Generations

    I have just turned 50, I received a card from my grandmother and a card from my granddaughter (among many others). I am just wondering if this is at all unusual? I have 5 generations all going strong & all female. My grandmother is 92, my mother 67, I am 50, my daughter 23 & my...
    alicoo alicoo 46-50 Feb 20, 2011

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    I'm A 20 Yr Old In A 53 Yr Old Body

    I won't get into a long life story but I always believed that by the time I was 50 I would have already been married, had a couple kids, and be secure enough with a job. It ends up that I am alone, stuck living in a cute apartment but it's surrounded by party people who drink to...
    20yroldinabodybornin1960 20yroldinabodybornin1960 51-55 Aug 23, 2013

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    Hitting 50

    I'll be 50 in a few months. I don't think I care. I didn't care about turning 18, 21, 30, or 40. So I don't think I'll care about turning 50. I don't think of myself as old, but I bet young people all think I'm an old guy when they see me. That's how I was when I was young. "Man...
    benderdan benderdan 46-50, M Oct 3, 2013

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    Nancy Amafi

    struggling at the moment coping with turning 50 have a ten year old boy want to be there for him a still young and glowing fun mum.Coping with full time work menopause and the drama that comes with this anyone got any hints
    nancya nancya 51-55 3 Responses May 30, 2010

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    Lost And Miserable At 54 And In Need Of A Gps

    I am fifty four years old and miserable. I have been married too many times, I have too many people that want to be called friend as they try to monopolize my life. My health is failing, I am a financial wreck, I own nothing of my own, and share my time with a man with whom I...
    llame llame 51-55 Dec 30, 2012

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    Decade By Decade

    Two days ago I celebrated the completion of 50 years of life with two great friends, and we celebrated it on the opposite side of the world from which I was born. I may not feel the fifty years emotionally or psychologically, but man oh man, my body sure notices. Two nights in...
    gamut gamut 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    As I See It

    Like it or not, I am getting old. I will be at my 50 in couple years. There are bad things, and there are good things as I get closer. I made three simple rules to follow. One, I don't always know. As I get older, I trust my judgement too much too often. Everything gets...
    Whywefall Whywefall 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    Observations On Turning 50 - Wolfgang Riebe

    Comes a wee bit late for me but I found these interesting: ✔ Going out is good, coming home is always better! ✔ You may forget names, but it's okay because other people forgot they even knew you! ✔ Our confidence grows - we've been around the block...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    I'll Never Be 104!

     I was at a friends 41st birthday party and she's having a hard time with it.  I was thinking that "she can at least consider herself middle age.  I can't even say that because I'll never be 104!
    dstnywmn dstnywmn 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2009

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    No Job No Life No Money

    I am 4-F--fifty, fat, frusterated, and financially a mess. I had a job that I loved, but my boss had some financial reverses and decided to close the office. I got a new job right away, but less than a month later I was fired because "we do things a certain way here, and I can...
    jeannie9999 jeannie9999 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    Well I Guess I Wasn't Born In 1957, But!

    I practically act like an old man!
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-18, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2007

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    I lost it to a close guy friend I had known for awhile. It wasn't magical or spectacular like every made it seem. It also didn't hurt like everyone said it would. He was 2 years...
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    At 13, I lost my virginity to my 16 year old step brother. I used to call it rape, but eventually I admitted to myself that I never said no. I wanted it to happen, even if I was...
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    IM 27years old and i m so happy to be in this age, i feel more free more mature im rich now and i can realise all my dreams , a lot of people loves me, and respecte me ,,cause...
    BETTER1986 BETTER1986 26-30, F Apr 11

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    And not loving it yet... expected more fun 10 years ago ahaha ._.
    countingstarsss countingstarsss 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I was never sick as a child-actually, quite the opposite. I was strong, rambunctious, energetic, and was constantly getting in to this I wasn't supposed to. Lol. So, fast forward...
    RustyJames2130 RustyJames2130 31-35, F Mar 23

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    This is not true at all. Show a pay stub.
    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I still believe that someone special took it and I don't regret it
    SkateDutch SkateDutch 16-17, M Mar 23

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    it was amazing! he was 19 and we drove out to a dirt hill got in the back of his truck and had fun :)
    lynxacree7 lynxacree7 18-21, F Mar 23

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    Going through a divorce but not legally divorced yet. The only place I have to go is my parents. I have been living with them since January. I don't think I can take anymore...
    Raven9171 Raven9171 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I wish that I had had this done when I was younger (a teen). I had braces on my teeth and was told that it wasn't necessary to pull them even though they were bothering me. I...
    nascarlucy nascarlucy 46-50, F a week ago

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    Hi i am aakriti....and i am gonna share a experience which was sudden and scary also.This is the story of how i lost my virginity.I am a good looking girl with a decent attitude...
    Aakriti1212 Aakriti1212 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Im turning 25 in about 5 minutes....and its bitter sweet
    sunny198917 sunny198917 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It was in the back of his truck. I'll admit, it was peer pressure that was part of my choice to do it. I remember everything like it was yesterday.But I cannot forget his scent...
    taoxkimchi taoxkimchi 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm married but can't have kids all of my friends are having babies and I feel so left out i feel like I'm missing out on something because I had endometriosis And had to get a...
    lilredrobin912 lilredrobin912 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi my name is misaka I want to find more people my age to talk to
    misaka12 misaka12 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    There was no way that he could be 47. No way. I thought he was 35 or 37, maybe 38. He acted like he was close to my age but clearly he was at least 10 years older than me. But why...
    poinsettia poinsettia 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
    likeyoungerwomen likeyoungerwomen 31-35, F Mar 31

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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
    likeyoungerwomen likeyoungerwomen 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Isn't that gross? I'm 18 years old and some people in their 30s and above message me, it's just my opinion that it's gross so I'm not trying to insult anybody but I just don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Mar 27

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    I sometimes really enjoy listening to old music. I am talking about something 10 or 15 years old, but sometimes I love hearing stuff that is 50 years old and more. I like things...
    Longrun Longrun 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    is it strange that I'm only into older guys? i wont date a guy that isnt at lease four-five years older than me? i dont know why, ive just always been that way. I dont date like...
    XoXo07 XoXo07 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 31

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    Dating an older guy can be flat out awesome. Something about capturing the attention of an older man just makes you feel so damn special! They’re more refined and experienced...
    GiuseppeGisriel GiuseppeGisriel 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I absolutely love older men. My boyfriend is 44 years old and I'm only 19. I put an add on craigslist a while ago (when I was 18) for an older man and the response was amazing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Mar 28

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