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I Am Entering Mid-life

For men and women who are dealing with getting older 41 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...
    PKS64 PKS64 46-50, M Mar 25, 2010

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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 ...
    deedeevon deedeevon 46-50 Aug 24, 2009

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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.  ...
    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...
    PobbleToes PobbleToes 41-45, M Jul 21, 2009

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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...
    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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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...
    2Quirky 2Quirky 51-55, F Feb 11, 2009

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    March 30. Experiment. Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too long. We have held ourselves back too long. As children, many of us were...
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    April 2. Facing Our Darker Side. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. —Step Four of Al-Anon By the time we get to the Fourth of the Twelve Steps, we are...
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    April 3. Acceptance. Surrender to the moment. Ride it out and through, for all it's worth. Throw yourself into it. Stop resisting. So much of our anguish is created when we are...
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    April 13. Enjoyment. One of the prohibitions many of us learned in childhood is the unspoken rule — don't have fun and enjoy life. This rule creates martyrs — people who will...
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    March 31. Finances. Taking financial responsibility for ourselves is part of recovery. Some of us may find ourselves in hard financial times for a variety of reasons. Our...
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    April 5. Detaching in Love. Detachment is a key to recovery from codependency. It strengthens our healthy relationships - the ones that we want to grow and flourish. It benefits...
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    April 11. Financial Goals. Taking responsibility for our financial affairs will improve our self-esteem and lessen anxiety. Each of us, today, has a present set of financial...
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    April 16. Letting Things Happen. We do not have to work so hard at gaining our insights. Yes, we're learning that painful and disappointing things happen, often for a reason and a...
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    April 1. Going Easy. Go easy. You may have to push forward, but you don't have to push so hard. Go in gentleness - go in peace. Do not be in so much of a hurry. At no day, no...
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    April 4. Negotiating Conflicts. Recovery is about more than walking away. Sometimes it means learning to stay and deal. It's about building and maintaining relationships that work...
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    April 6. Patience. How sick and tired we may become of people telling us to be patient or to learn patience. How frustrating it can be to want to finally have something, or to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 6

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    April 9. Giving. Learning to be a healthy giver can be a challenge. Many of us got caught up in compulsive giving - charitable acts motivated by uncharitable feelings of guilt...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 9

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    April 12. Letting Go of Fear. Picture yourself swimming floating - peacefully down a gentle stream. All you need to do is breathe, relax, and go with the flow. Suddenly, you...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    March 28. Balance. Seek balance. Balance emotions with reason. Combine detachment with doing our part. Balance giving with receiving. Alternate work with play, business with...
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    March 29. Getting Needs Met. Picture yourself walking through a meadow. There is a path opening before you. As you walk, you feel hungry. Look to your left. There's a fruit tree...
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    Taking time to relax and ease my mind! Much needed!
    dawwnrenee dawwnrenee 41-45, F Apr 2

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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel fearful...
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    April 10. Using Others to Stop Our Pain. Our happiness is not a present someone else holds in his or her hands. Our well-being is not held by another to be given or withheld at...
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    April 14. Perfectionism. Recovery from codependency is an individual process that necessitates making mistakes, struggling through problems, and facing tough issues. Expecting...
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    April 15. Communication. Part of owning our power is learning to communicate clearly, directly, and assertively. We don't have to beat around the bush in our conversations to...
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    Ron Eakes is a very social person and he consistently contributes towards charities and organizations which focus on making social changes. He also takes part in events organized...
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    I haven't posted on this in so long but I'm really stuck and I don't know who to talk to about it . Background story : I was entering college as a biology major but during...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F Mar 21

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    From a young age I sort of knew my dad was very simple minded. And I am my father's son. He suffered severe depression and was even committed twice. He gave birth to me in his mid...
    Arv65 Arv65 46-50 Apr 6

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    I am in my mid-twenties. Did not finish college. I am adopted and don't know my biological family. My adopted parents got divorced-the father commited suicide four years ago and...
    layla99 layla99 22-25 1 Response Mar 25

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    Posting this again... 17 Reasons Why People Cheat Break out into selfhood For a long time there are forces...
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    Have you ever felt like your driving force in your mind made a bad turn? You off the right road and somehow got lost? Negative self talk can do damage to self esteem. It can have...
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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Right now I appreciate allot of the comments from the other women who are supportive of other women. I am both the other woman and wife. I am out as the other woman because he got...
    christinehart christinehart 56-60, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    "matchstick men" the dark ice cream man floats up and down the empty streets his truck weakly cranking out a warped sounding song that leaves a trail of dogs objecting the truck...
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    newly separated after 20 years of marriage, was completely fed up of spending every night in on my own while other half was having some sort of mid life crisis, so called it a day
    deni45 deni45 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Hi all So I am here to get some info on this hugley successful diet. I'm approaching my " mid life " years and really would like to not have the exceed fat I carry around I'm...
    Seizaa Seizaa 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Background: wife of 22 years, in midst of mid life crisis, meets "special friend" on Internet, leaves and moves 6hrs away to another state leaving behind 5 kids (18-9 at the time...
    ChangingDad ChangingDad 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    ---- MEDIBANK PRIVATISATION PROPOSAL BY ABBOTT GOVERNMENT ---- Below is what I wrote about the idea of Privatisation in regard to real life experiences and the explanations for...
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    ---- MEDIBANK PRIVATISATION PROPOSAL BY ABBOTT GOVERNMENT ---- Below is what I wrote about the idea of Privatisation in regard to real life experiences and the explanations for...
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    how I became me. A true story of how I became a adult baby and not just a adult baby but as a adult baby girl. My true confession here might bring a bit of shock but please do not...
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I never realized I had signs of codependency until my girlfriend started telling me she needed space, like she was losing her identity in only us and that he feared I let go of my...
    PeterBGood PeterBGood 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    grief process is on the back burner but i learned enough this pass year to understand the things that i'm going through, to day was a little sadness missing my son the whole day...
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    This is the first time seeing a blog-type program that welcomes this topic of discussion. After reading a few of the experience posts, I thought I'd also enjoy posting mine. I was...
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    Hey. I just got back from a local store where I went to purchase a jacket. The weather is overcast and wet so I needed one. I checked online before I visited the store to view the...
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    He sat in the chair opposite me, a hulk of a man. His hands were cold. I could tell by the way he clenched them; fists squeezed so tightly they were white from loss of blood. His...
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    Yours truly is an INFJ – Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, and Judging. The skinny is that time alone energizes me, my thinking is big-picture and gut-feeling dominated, my...
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    I remember the first time I took LSD . I was seventeen and had been smoking hash for about six months and the LSD era was starting to catch on in a big way. There was four of us...
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    Too many have lost their revelation of Jesus... - Falsehood of the Priesthood - Many times when I come into a denomination, I come to a place where it feels like a place of...
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    My name is Cheyenne, and im almost eighteen now. but when i was just fifteen, my life was turned upside down. i was a good student, a principles pet, my family and friends where...
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    I started living openly female everywhere early in 2010. In mid-2013 I began the long complex process of legally changing my identity to a new name and gender. I chose the name...
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