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I Am Entering Mid-life

For men and women who are dealing with getting older 53 People

    Mid-life

    Well, I think at 49, I'm already in mid-life, but I don't feel it.  I am hopeful, but also fearful about the future.  The last 20 years have been dismal.  I look back I see failure, or just plain nothing.  I hid from the world, the pain, the sorrow.  Now...
    roamerxx99 roamerxx99 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    As I have got older I find myself increasingly

    willing to experiment with new sexual experiences. All of a sudden the riskier or more taboo the more I want to try it. Things that used to be no go areas when I was younger now seem exciting. I sometimes scare myself. Is this just a natural part of life?
    Peeonme69 Peeonme69 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    Mind Gunk

    the thing with me and growing old is junk tends to accumulate in my brain.  bad memories, stupid things i've said or done, random unpleasant experiences.  i'm going about my day and they shoot up at the slightest provocation causing a sneezing fit, a rash, or a sharp...
    PobbleToes PobbleToes 41-45, M Jul 21, 2009

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    Frustrated With Life

    I'm fairly happy in my life. Decent job, good wife, health is stable but at the same time a lil unfulfilled. As a kid I lived a sheltered life at least my mom tried. I was a sickly child with few friends and that made me a very quiet and solitary individual, I met and stayed with...
    Newbud73 Newbud73 41-45, M Sep 17, 2013

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    I'm arriving at 45 in just a few months.

    I see the occasional grey in my hair. Do I feel old? Not really. I still have my beautiful long waist hair that's dark blond with stray grey in it. I still keep up with my pre-teens and my high energy dog. I still laugh but now I have to be careful because of those oops...
    Berryqueen Berryqueen 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    A Weird Time

    I was filled with lots of confusion. Things I knew certainly, I no longer believed. I voted way differently than I ever had. I spent a lot of time visualizing what life was going to be now that my main job was no longer "dad". I became more assertive and less private. I used...
    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    I have been with my partner

    for over 20 years and he used to get jealous when I flirted with other men. Recently he told me he would actually enjoy watching me with another man. He says it doesn't mean that he doesn't love me anymore - he just wants to try new things before we get too old. I think he is...
    Peeonme69 Peeonme69 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    What I'm wondering is how the hell did I get to

    be this age???!LOL Seriously. I was 21 yesterday..now I'm 45. Makes absolutely NO sense.;) I have had a very hard time accepting my age. Turning 40...that whole year leading up to it, I was freaking out. Now it's 5 years later already! I must admit that I have felt that...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    Letting Go of the Girl

    Good Afternoon!  I am happy to be here and I am excited about entering  midlife.  There I said it and guess what?  I mean it. The more I speak to my friends a common topic arises about about letting go of old habits, what does 40 look like...
    deedeevon deedeevon 46-50 Aug 24, 2009

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    Actually, Um... I Guess I'm There?

    Why do they call it "mid-Life" anyway???  With tThe avg. lifespan in U.S. at about 78, mid-life would then be 39... which I passed up a while back... 
    2Quirky 2Quirky 51-55, F Feb 11, 2009

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    What Shall I Say To Her Now

    Some one who was yours almost for 15 years, who was the only one in your asolated life that you trusted and loved, is no longer your's....No, please don't  think so.....may God bless her long life. She is very much in this world and in the same city, but now she...
    PKS64 PKS64 46-50, M Mar 25, 2010

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    bobbwil63 bobbwil63 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2014

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    It never cease to amaze me how deep the basic animal instincts go in us humans, and how strong of a need people have to have the protection of a "heard", so to speak. I don't...
    MantisReligiosa MantisReligiosa 66-70, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I shouldn't be complaining because I m in a better position than most young people but i m still not able to be positive about my future. First, I hate my job - I don't like my...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    "What's my story? Who Am I?" Stories are tough. Sometimes there is only the beginning, middle, and end. Those are the nice stories, the simple ones. Then the convoluted stories...
    AutumnSkye17 AutumnSkye17 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Well I've had many near and almost died but saved times. Like when u was born I had a respitory failure I was dead then brought to life then couple other times when my asthma...
    SUPERNATURALabomination SUPERNATURALabomination 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Besides of being tired of being alone for eons at this hometown, what else can I do to be not alone? How great I hope to get a peer to talk about my business, share life, discuss...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I went through a really tough time in my life in the mid-80's. One day, I saw a plastic bag with squares of material in a thrift shop. Puzzled at first, I quickly realized that...
    WILDFLOWER47 WILDFLOWER47 66-70, F 3 days ago

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    I am a middle-aged female, age 56, who is looking for people, male or female to connect with. Don't know who I am anymore! Maybe it's the "mid-life crisis"! I don't feel attractive...
    rhondalutz1 rhondalutz1 56-60 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I JUST had this dream. Well, it was more of a nightmare. It's compelled me to get up, grab my laptop, and report it back to you guys.It starts off with me on the very laptop I'm...
    Nihil4EVA Nihil4EVA 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ironically I'm on the flip side of the renter coin, I'm a renter that has been renting the same property for 9 years. Well sad to say that our original neighbors passed on over the...
    jinx67 jinx67 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    ....And the sun entering my window as I reflect on my reading. Nothing but myself, my coffee and my book. The breathing was occasionally interrupted by the chirping of a robin...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm pretty laid back but so are a lot of other people in my family. It's the beach life. We all kind of have to be. One example is my nudist cousin, Layla. She's in her mid 20's...
    Pulpnonfiction Pulpnonfiction 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    This is a poem that has always moved me and made me long for this sense of connection. The Knowing by Sharon Olds Afterwards, when we have slept, paradise- comaed and woken, we...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I remember when I was teenager, doing things that were just beyond belief.....just because I wanted to. Well aware they were mistakes, well aware of the consequences....I did them...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    The one sentence we need to say to everyone to begin a pro-life revolution Today is my birthday. I'm not at all ashamed to tell my age because it's very relevant. I was born...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    i have never been married and im fine with that. its the rest of the world that has an issue with it. people feel the pressure of marriage because were told its normal to settle...
    thegreatruiner thegreatruiner 70+, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT (c) Edward York I sometimes write down words, Just to make you think. I create a feast meant for your mind, And invite you for a drink. The words I write aren...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Well.... **** happens. I don't know, i will probably bore you with this story, but it is my story. So here it goes. (I want to apologize in advance for any spelling errors or...
    Eli235 Eli235 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Thankfully I found it again though.. *phew* Though yes I am making light of the fact that I did go crazy, I did lose my mind, I am not sure whether it was depression, post natal...
    FormidableMe FormidableMe 41-45, F 16 Responses Jul 21

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    As I drown in my loneliness, Loose time in the salt of my tears, I long and ache to feel just one loving caress, A kiss that fills my soul, until it erupts with passion. Loneliness...
    wanthimtoNEEDme wanthimtoNEEDme 41-45, F Jul 21

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    I think I'm going through a mid-life crisis and I'm unsure of myself. I find it hard to believe in myself and in others. I feel like I struggle to be a good person and that I...
    theincarnated1 theincarnated1 31-35 Jul 20

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    Ok this question is for older men. For the ones who have had an affair did you go thru a mid life crisis? Or did you go thru something maybe at work or personal? If so even if...
    devin456 devin456 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Thats all I can be. Authentic and real! But, You come on here looking for some fantasy, some object, a door to escape through. Your broken because you chose to live a lie, you...
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Yes, I Am Having A Mid Life Crisis. Could be many parameters that cause it .... Health Work suddenly thinking what have I achieved in life , have I really utilized my life and...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jul 19

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    Yes, I Am Having A Mid Life Crisis. Could be many parameters that cause it .... Health Work suddenly thinking what have I achieved in life , have I really utilized my life and...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jul 19

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    Yes, I Am Having A Mid Life Crisis. Could be many parameters that cause it .... Health Work suddenly thinking what have I achieved in life , have I really utilized my life and...