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I Am Entering Mid-life

For men and women who are dealing with getting older 52 People

    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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    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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    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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    bobbwil63 bobbwil63 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 8, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 16

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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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    Ok. I have been having this experience over and over and I'd like you guys your opinion. I've always been in a committed relationship, ever since I was 16. Now, I'm finding...
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    She was only eight years old, such a sweet, rosy cheeked little girl. Her name was Jenny. Now my Uncle Vic was another story. He was in his thirties and going through mid life...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Never again will I settle for a pretty woman with little else to offer me. All those nights of rubbing your neck and shoulders were wonderful... Making love was passionate. But...
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    ygfkdbhdbcheq ygfkdbhdbcheq 18-21, F Apr 23

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    My mind is racing, it's buzzing. I can't clear it. It makes my head hurt, so I cry. I don't like to cry so I try and stop myself. I guess I'm overwhelmed. Thoughts of School...
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    I was born for the whole purpose to love and be loved. Love as been the main thing of my entire life. Love has dominated my entire life in one way or other. In my childhood I...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    But I am trying, and it is damn hard!! Life and the people in it can definitely speed you along in developing some pretty stellar trust issues over the years. In the past year, I...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 6 Responses May 6

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    They are there when you need them, they comfort you in time of need, they would give you the shirt off their back if need be, and you would do the same for them, I'm talking about...
    wetsec1 wetsec1 31-35, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Stray is behaving exactly the same way Bard was. He eneters the living room where I spend most of my time, pretending to be working on collecting stories for my book. When thinking...
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    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Apr 23

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    I met him at 18 while travelling abroad. He was a childhood friend that my mother insisted i visit even if its for a few days. Our fathers were best friends and as children they...
    soulshatttttered soulshatttttered 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Keep your eyes closed my luv hold my heart tenderly let our spirits soar to the unknown feel our souls interconnect as never before leave life as it exists to create our...
    Mydaddyslittleone Mydaddyslittleone 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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      I'm gonna share something. actually I'm a girl with a boyish attitude. I always do things that boys can do like falling in love with a girl. I've done it many times. and I...
    RaenDG RaenDG 16-17, F Apr 24

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    So.... Went from married, to divorced and almost homeless in less than two months. A friend guy stepped up and we started seeing each other. Nice guy, great guy actually! He has...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M Apr 29

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    I tried really hard to help myself and it was a complete fail. I have started to realise this year that I don't want to live in the city anymore, I've been here 3 years and it wasn...
    alicemadeleine alicemadeleine 22-25, F 5 Responses May 1

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    It has taken me almost 45 years of living to understand that every soul we encounter is here to teach us a lesson. Some teach us about love, how to let go, how to accept loss, how...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 5 Responses May 2

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    They make me travel today..expediting work.. Looking at the address made me numb..2 hrs drive and it is 3 blocks from the place my ex fiancee used to work..or still working, idk...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 5 Responses May 7

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    lol my fear of entering in a relationship made me stop a potentiel love story cause i dont want to jump in it .I'm happy alone , so yeah now i'm getting control of my life again...
    Bigdadyy Bigdadyy 22-25, M 1 Response May 8

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