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I Am Entering Mid-life

For men and women who are dealing with getting older 51 People

    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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    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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    bobbwil63 bobbwil63 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 8, 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 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Finally an name for it!, or something that can explain/tell it to me. In a way tho, it sounds silly, who or when was that made so.. just like mid-life crisis. But it makes...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M a week ago

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    We were coming home to Calgary, Alberta from our Vancouver holiday and driving through the mountains on the highway near Golden, BC in our little red 370Z when a SUV (looked like a...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M Mar 15

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    The year of my 15th birthday I believe was the start of my journey. Back then I didn?t quite no much about myself Iived in an abusive home with one sibling. My parents divorced and...
    Divinewritermb Divinewritermb 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    I'm still trying to decide how to make the most of my time here on earth. I've found it easy to be in or get in a rut over the past many years. I've worked for 35 years for two...
    funforme2 funforme2 56-60, M Mar 20

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    Ever since I was sixteen, I had a job. Even though in high school I worked 5 days+ a week. That has continued till today. For 10 plus years I worked over 60 hours a week. Now I...
    ChefLife2010 ChefLife2010 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    To start this experience off, yes I did take sleeping pills because I hadn’t slept in 3 days straight and I was to the point of exhaustion and my stress levels from my occupation...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M Mar 19

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    (Sorry if this is a bit lengthy, this has been accumulating for a year, so I have a lot to say) I'm obsessed with my boyfriends ex. He and I have been together for a year now...
    LazyKatt LazyKatt 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    To my crush, I am in awe of you. You make me smile and laugh everyday, and even though we run different courses and follow different paths in life, I wish our paths would cross...
    Hiddenmaven Hiddenmaven 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My life is different than I dreamed it would be. I always wanted to be the first, the best, the standout. I am aware of social factors that contributed to my competitive nature...
    CarrieSue CarrieSue 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    What if my depression is not the main disease, but a symptom of something much larger than myself? It's a problem of my generation, my age. I know so many people in my age group...
    AlexandreRoslyn AlexandreRoslyn 18-21, F Mar 11

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    For quite some time now I have been struggling with an over riding sense of unhappiness with the state of things in my life, starting with the long term issues in my marriage...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 7 Responses Mar 23

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    maybe im in the mid life crisis stage since im almost 40 or could it be a infatuation. for some reason I tried dating a girl recently around my age and I did not enjoy it. I have a...
    airmax78 airmax78 36-40, M Mar 5

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    does being in your 30s automatically ignite a mid-life crisis?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 21 Responses Mar 7

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    I have dated a few different girls in my life. Yet, after a few dates we went our way or just ended up becoming friends. In my teens I was awkward in both my looks and my feelings...
    Jay50000 Jay50000 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I had one of the freakiest dreams of my life last night. Would really like some feedback or opinions on general interpretation. I've posted a summary: The coherent part of the...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Top ten questions about relationships with psychopaths/narcissists. I took this from the site psychopathfree.com. I found it to be very helpful. 1. Is he / she really a psychopath...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Random Harvest - A 1942 romantic drama starring Ronald Colman and Greer Garson. **note: The app. version of EP does not show this story in its entirety. I guess I surpassed a...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here is my list: -People who complain that I take too long to text back sometimes. (I get busy sometimes, I do have a life to deal with.) -People who mock my eating habits -Animal...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I grew up in a large city and loved there most of my life. later in life I wound up moving to a small country town for several years and then moving back to the city. Living the...
    bubble83 bubble83 22-25, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I miss my old life.. It was so simple then... Tension always use to be there.. but for some time & then it use to fade away.. No the current situation is opposite.. Entering house...
    MYLIFEMYVIEW180 MYLIFEMYVIEW180 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    So a bit a background story. From what I know about MM, he had been married for approx 10 years, they have children now in their 20's. From what he has told me, getting married to...
    isolatednlonely isolatednlonely 36-40 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    In 1991, I lost an item of importance. This item was urgently needed. I had kept the item in one of my books. However when I needed it, I could not find. I searched for it...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 46-50, F Mar 4

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    I am soon to be entering my last term at college. I am not so much freaking out because I am so ready to move on. This year had its ups and downs and I realized someone who I...
    AriaPeace AriaPeace 22-25, F Mar 4

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    Hi my name is Edward, I was diagnosed with Russell Silver Syndrome when I was every young. I'm 18 now and about to go off to college. My whole life I have known about my...
    EdwardLayman EdwardLayman 18-21, M Mar 17

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    Hi All ! I want to know if I am seeing this situation for what it really is or if my judgement is being clouded by my own insecurities and fear or imagined.. or there is a genuine...
    lolitaloa lolitaloa 26-30, F Mar 5

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    Today I collected my new passport. On the expired passport were trips with ex-AP. They are now firmly in the past, as determined by the Immigrations department and my ex-AP's...
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    Ba, I'm sorry. Sorry for everything. Ever since you got full custody of me at the age of 12, I've been giving you such a hard time. I was close to you before all that. I was "daddy...
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Months from now, we'll be entering new schools for college. I just can't afford to not see her everyday, to not hug or kiss her every morning, to not spend time with her after...
    buckedteeth buckedteeth 16-17 1 Response Mar 7

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    As if by divine calling, just at the right moment, a friend invited me to go to the gym with her. After a 45-minute water workout, where I powered to activate my body and release...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I’ve come to terms with my inability to form relationships, this stems from multiple factors in my life including abuse, unavailable/narcissistic parents, and giftedness. I now...
    Deadinsideguy Deadinsideguy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I hate my sister. I'm not usually the type of person to truly hate someone or something. I usually try to find the bright side to a problem, but I suppose that's for the internet...
    Zandra94 Zandra94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22