I May Be Going Through a Midlife Crisis

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    How Did I Get Here?

    I am pretty sure I'm going through a mid-life crisis! It feels like I went to bed one night and I was in my early 30's and woke up the next morning in my mid-40's!  What happened to all those years?  They are like a blur to me.  I had my first child at 31 then my...
    goldilks goldilks
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Aug 23, 2009

    Midlife Crisis? Maybe.

    I’m not married and have no children and I turned 25 when it started, but I think for the past 3 years I’m going through midlife crisis. It started little by little. First I started noticing how fast the time flies by. After I turned 20 it was like – OMG I’m 21! – OMG I...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

    Not An Active Group

    Not an active group here.  You would think that with all the sexless marriage folks and depressed folks more of us would be having a mid life crisis.  I already bought my fancy sports car back when I was in my 30's so I can't get another one to get me through this...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1
    56-60, M
    Feb 20, 2010

    Crisis At 30

    I am 30 yrs old, I graduated college majoring in business administration. I am currently an IT Manager, but mainly a programmer. It took me 7 years to reach this coming from the bottom and a lot of work and self study. Now at this age, Im starting to feel different like I dont...
    WhiteMushroom WhiteMushroom
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 30, 2013

    Is This What They Call A Midlife Cirsis?

    I don't even know if I'm at mid-life yet, but I guess so if I live to 75. But I certainly am not in a situation I wanted to be in at my age. I have been married for about 8 years and my wife has a teenage daugher from a previous relationship. However, in lies the problem - the...
    37ancountin 37ancountin
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2012

    I'm a 38 year old man,

    married with no kids (yet). I consider myself a reasonably well-balanced individual but something happened a few days ago that shook me to the core. I met a girl on a family vacation many years ago as a teenager. We became very close over 6-7 days and the girl even professed...
    Pmill015 Pmill015
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 13

    Midlife Crisis Or a Need to Get Out of a Bad Relationshipi

    I had been married for 20 years, with the last few feeling very lonely. My husband, who drinks from the time he gets home until he goes to bed at night, rarely spent time with me. Out to dinner nights were unbearable for me because I felt that when I had something to say, I was...
    brandyskye brandyskye
    46-50
    4 Responses Aug 23, 2009

    I know everything will work itself out in the

    end but this moment it hurts.
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere
    36-40, F
    Mar 29

    Too Early For All This

    I know I'm 'only' 21 so technically I'm not at mid-life (though how can any presume how long they'll actually live?) but I think I've hit my mid-life crisis right now. It occured to me the other day that I am in a rut. Commitments surrouned me everywhere I go; boyfriend of 3...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 11, 2010

    I'm distancing myself from my negative past

    while still trying to hold onto the positives and grow as a person. This is a very confusing process.
    Sacryfice Sacryfice
    26-30, F
    Oct 19, 2014

    Is This A Mid Life Crisis?

    I think I am going through a mid life crisis…… My Life—Long story short---Grew up in a semi-dysfunctional family in the 70’s. Not many good childhood memories—father alcoholic and a perfectionist mother wanted everything perfect and I was far from perfect—Wild teenage...
    Kryssyluv Kryssyluv
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2012

    My Mid Life Crisis Is Finally! Over

    i Finally! am getting to know myself and it's actually going to be ok.. there aren't any short words to describe the roller coaster i've been on for the last eight years, and i don't feel like rambling, but it will be ok. *sigh of relief.
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2011

    The Old Mariner

    I say down yesterday and wrote this in about 15 min....It seemed to come out of nowhere. So I share it with you: ...Ten years ago, he returned from a travel to a dark land. What made the journey more mysterious was that he knew not how it began - only how it ended. He is now...
    i55590 i55590
    46-50
    1 Response Mar 15, 2011

    Early Mid Life Crisis

    I am a husband who thinks my wife is current;y going through a midlife crisis only last year we got married after being togther for 7 years then news years eve she ups and leaves she has said she dosnt think she loves me and has changed everything about her, she has changed her...
    jplisle jplisle
    22-25
    Apr 4, 2011

    Pile It On

    My oldest left for college, my husband was unfaithful, my grandmother died, I lost my job. Then I thought I had MS. The symptoms were probably pshycosomatic because they found nothing on MRI. I was having panic attacks and insomnia. But almost a year has past and I am starting to...
    phalaenopsis phalaenopsis
    41-45
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2009

    Turned 40 , What's Happening To Me , Anyone Been There ??

    I turned forty about 2 weeks ago  , i started hating the fact that i was turning 40 , untill it happened, i suddenly felt old , and felt like there's nothing to look forward to , i also felt that i have not done much with my life, i live quite a busy life but suddenly i am...
    sabs2 sabs2
    36-40, M
    12 Responses Apr 13, 2011

    Even my own therapist says this.

    It started in 2007 when I was 24 but didnt really kick in majority until this yr. (im 31 now) Its like damnit am I ever going to find myself and get my life on track? Idk. All I know is this yr I started trying. I keep falling but I keep getting back up and coming out swinging...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel
    31-35, F
    Dec 26, 2014

    Male Baby Boomers' Midway

    I have written a book that men should read and women want to read so that there can be a greater understanding about male midlife. I had personal experience s of midlife and came out a totally new person by taliking to a psychologist, reading and wanting to understand what...
    Don1947 Don1947
    66-70
    Jun 13, 2013

    What The Heck Happend

    I had my 3 sons at a very young age and have dedicated my life to them, I took dead end jobs because my focus was on my kids.  I never really sat down and thought about the future, I guess I was in survival mode for so long I didn't think about it.  I am 41 and have always felt...
    sunflowers09 sunflowers09
    31-35
    3 Responses Nov 4, 2011

    Think First

    I have read many of the posts about Midlife Crisis and just wanted to share my opinion on the matter. My wife of 20 years left me due to an MLF ( so called) and got involved with another man. Not only did she do this to me, but totally mistreated my children in the process. The...
    Vancouver2013 Vancouver2013
    46-50, M
    Oct 14, 2013

    I Don't Know What It Is, But Its Hell On Earth.

    I turned 40 two weeks ago.Today, I barely have the desire to get out of bed.My less than perfect (but perfect for me) life started its disintegration into the hell it is today in 2007. Well it started long before that - but for the sake of a short story we'll start there.I had a...
    damnhormones damnhormones
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2011

    Midlife Crisis

    Resume for an EXPLOSION: a passionate person stuck in a mundane, routine life.   The EXPLOSION is inevitable to anyone that still has (or once held) passion; an unfulfilled dream, desire, fill-in-the-blank; and is almost forty.  We...
    wishotherwise wishotherwise
    36-40
    8 Responses Dec 23, 2008

    Unstuck Funk: The First Step Is A Doozy

    This is my way of sharing and maybe lending insight to others who go through personal transformations.... Five years ago, May 12th, I started down a new path for my life. A do-over, a reset button of sorts. Of course back then on May 12th, I didn’t understand the depth of...
    tessameyer tessameyer
    31-35, F
    Jul 17, 2012

    Mid-life Crisis - A Euphemism For A Sexless Marriage?

    I'm 57. Been thinking, what exactly is a mid-life crisis?  When I was growing up, people and TV shows led me to believe that men felt their life was half over and wanted to do things to prove that they are still alive - mistress, new car, travel, whatever.I'm coming to the...
    n44wwep n44wwep
    51-55, M
    Sep 21, 2013

    Books Helped Me A Lot.

    I've been through the typical trials that a lot of women go through in a midlife crisis, but I've come through better. I thought I'd share a couple of the books that helped me pull through:"Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert (I wish I could go to Bali and Italy!)"Midlife Crash...
    lauragreene97 lauragreene97
    41-45
    1 Response Jul 20, 2011

    Mid Life Crisis!

    I think am going through a midlife crisis. At least thats what figures from an article in the newspaper today. I have all the symptoms mentioned there. The list goes... be alarmed if you are... Self-questioning your achievements & usefulness. Fixating on your mortality. Making...
    Iamanotheryou Iamanotheryou
    31-35
    12 Responses Jul 18, 2010

    Crabby And Saggy

    Did I get older last night ? Cause I swear I didn't have these pains yesterday, I am sure that I lost hair last night and gain a few pounds. What happens in the night that makes me wake up and wonder who is this old hag staring back at me . What did you do with my former self I...
    ooft555 ooft555
    41-45, F
    Aug 21, 2012

    A Wish Isn’t the Same

    as a Dream “I’m gonna dream you right into my life.” - Cliff Richard, Dreamin’ We all know the famous “I Have a Dream Speech” delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. It is a powerful speech, one that evokes great emotion and...
    BradBL BradBL
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2014

    Ooops... There It Is!

    So I've been going through some changes at work lately. Well... it all really started awhile ago, but it's come to a point of sorts. You see... I'd say about three years ago, very very slowly, without ever noticing, it started to happen. Small changes, baby steps... my inner...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses May 20, 2010
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