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I Am 50 Years Old

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 2, 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 really don't mind turning 50 soon.

    ..it sure beats the alternative. I am not a fan of the destination...so the journey rules. I do not feel any older than I did at 16 other than the aches and pains but they are my metals for making it through. Inside me is the girl I use to be, sometimes she is a little lost...
    pewing43 pewing43 46-50, F Jun 9

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

    I practically act like an old man!
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    + 6 Months

    well..coming up to 51..ho hum..
    crossingpaths crossingpaths 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 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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    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 8 Responses Jul 12, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm trying to accept my 57 yo lover's previous relationship with a 25 year old. I am finding it hard to get past even though it's over and he made it a point of saying "thanks but...
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    ATTENTION ALL ! ! ! I AM 13 YEARS OLD ! ! ! I HAVE ABSOLUTELY ZERO INTEREST IN YOUR GENITLES ! ! ! PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SHOW THEM TO ME ! ! ! I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO INTEREST IN...
    RedHeadedNinja RedHeadedNinja 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I always wished there was someone or somewhere to actually learn about these types of relationship dynamics without feeling like you're doing something wrong or shameful. For...
    lolitabrat lolitabrat 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friend was killed by a demon years ago.There was a demon inside their house.I stayed at their house for several months. The first night that we prayed for her something...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    He's 4 years older than me I think about him every day
    alexism2415 alexism2415 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yeah some are great Mr Morgan has just called needs some cleaning done in his house and has ask me to come over and help and take care of him.He is 68 years old and a very nice man...
    trampgirl trampgirl 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm 13 but I didn't know how old I had too be when making this so I just went with 1990. It's easy to remember
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Seriously if you're over, say, 20 years old than why on earth would you think its appropriate to add me? I mean i get that all guys on here arn't perverts and that women can be to...
    vraag vraag 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I was 10 years old when I lost my virginity
    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My older sister, who is 18 years old, has made a lot of bad choices in her life and I am really worried about her. She dropped out of school after her junior year of high school...
    laurenholliday laurenholliday 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Being 4 years old was the best
    FTLSAC FTLSAC 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Most older men are so sexy! I hate how family and friends judge me for it. I've been seeing someone for the past few months and the sex is the best I've ever hard. He is about 25...
    livingsum1sdream livingsum1sdream 26-30, F 28 Responses a week ago

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    I'm dating an older woman - she's 17 years older than me and living on a completely different continent. We met online several years ago and saw each other in person few months ago...
    JungleTiger JungleTiger 26-30, M Jul 21

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    my parents believe you're never too old for a good spanking . I'm 19 years old and still go over my dad's every now and then to get punished for my bad behaviors
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jul 21

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    I think a man 5-10 years older is perfect.
    SouthernBelle14 SouthernBelle14 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I feel im old soûl im 22 but i feel. Iv 22000 years old just because pain is high
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I've been into this guy who's seven years older than me for two years already. He just broke up with his girl about two months ago and well he's been trying to ask me out. He comes...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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