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I Am 50 Years Old

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 79 People

    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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    One Day At A Time

    I knew I had to, but one part of my mind said, 'Oh come on let's skip a day, let's just go straight to the bar for a cappuccino,' another part of my mind said, 'But you know you love it once you're there, you can get that cappuccino after and enjoy it all the more.' My body was...
    aliwings aliwings 46-50, F Apr 3, 2013

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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 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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    + 6 Months

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Never Too Late

    Life is what we make it.. Live it to the fullest, it's never too late anyway...
    Kristiana50 Kristiana50 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    One day when I was 10 years old I put on a dress, white pantyhose, and a blue jean jacket and I went for a walk by myself in the wooded area behind our house. It was kind of a cool...
    abbylicious abbylicious 13-15, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    Hi.. I know this sounds very weird that 19 yrs old man fells in love with someone who could be his mom. I have fell in love with women who is old enough to be my mother. I am 19...
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    S1m0n92 S1m0n92 22-25 1 Response Jan 7

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    Is it such a bad thing? I have meet someone and he is 15 years older but more settled and successful
    luckym78 luckym78 36-40, F Jan 3

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    I am 35 years old I've done a lot of things some good some bad. I've told the truth but lied sometimes I've loved people and hurt others. I've been loyal to some and disloyal to...
    iainfast iainfast 31-35, M Jan 17

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    My experience started the end of summer starting my sophomore year. My family moved as we just lost our house. The house my parents rented had a guy living next door that was a bit...
    princesskimber princesskimber 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    People I'm a 13 year old, I don't talk to people older than me asking personal questions ??
    Artzz21 Artzz21 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I no how u feel it sucks when u wake thinking that there's nothing wrong and it hit u like a truck just ran over u n people always say that I am one of luckily one because it mild...
    thekidthatwill thekidthatwill 13-15 a week ago

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    i have fallen for someone i have only meet handfull of times , it took one moment and now i cant stop thinking about her , i really cant , i am starting to feel quite low as this...
    ajl90 ajl90 22-25, F Jan 12

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    I set in the date wrong. I'm really 13. c:
    Bonshaquitalafondria20 Bonshaquitalafondria20 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    i love animals and reading books. I may seem like a nerd but im not. i have blue eyes and brown hair.
    cutegirl10024 cutegirl10024 13-15 1 Response Jan 9

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    i need a boyfriend that cares about me i had a few in my time (not a lot) but practically all but one didnt care so all i want is a boyfriend that loves me
    thurzdae thurzdae 13-15 2 Responses Jan 11

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    hey 20 is cool hahahahaha.............
    helmyy helmyy 18-21, M Jan 15

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    I don't know why, or how it happens, but occasionally a story from 2008 will pop up on my feed. Sometimes a response pops into my head without noticing that the original story...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    IT'S MY BIRTHDAY UHUHUHUHHUHUHUHUHHUHUHUHUHUHUHUHUH
    mosbyy mosbyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I'm a mother of two and it bothers me that I can't drive . Ive tried numerous of time but I'm just really terrified and I hate it for my two kids in the future . I'm unable to take...
    MariahMcgee MariahMcgee 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Pretty average age, I think.
    Andrew2233 Andrew2233 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    There's a difference between older men, much older men, and old men. When I was 21, I was tired of only older men being attracted to me (30's, 40's, 50's). I felt like they were...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 4

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    Not that much older, though. The largest gap I've had was 9 years and that worked alright, though we weren't serious. For some reason I've never really been attracted to a guy...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I was a late life baby for my parents and an only child. My parents were lifelong home nudist. And they saw no need to change things just because I came a long. It was a open...
    baldeaglemomm baldeaglemomm 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 21

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    My aunt by marriage met my uncle, who she would marry, when he was 35. She had gotten married at 17, and was now divorced/SHOCKED my uncle had never been married. She was shocked...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 23

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    My Mother is 66 years old and my Father is 91 years old. I am only 24 years old. I am the parent and they are the children. They never married and have children in their 40's and 5...
    scarlettsunday scarlettsunday 22-25, F Jan 2

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    I consider myself bi and im only 14 years old, i know i dont look my age but im 14 and i like older guys like 18-50 years old message me if you want
    Johnyk27 Johnyk27 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2

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