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Old 06-04-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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My mid-life crisis was realizing I wanted to know what it was like to be loved while I was still young enough to enjoy it!
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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I think I had a crisis.

I was the perpetual bachelor and pretty darn good at it.

After decades of concentrating on career, dating and good times I wound up falling in love in my late 30's.

Got married and started a family.

I'm considering a 2/3 life crisis which may involve climbing the Matterhorn.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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What/when is midlife?
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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When I was around 38 years old I came to the realization that I would never have sex again.

Took me a while to get over that.

Now, at 62, I'm over it.
38? Why? I don't expect that milestone until I'm in my 70s. I'm 47 now, and it's an important part of life.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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What/when is midlife?
For me I'm figuring 38ish-42ish.

Once I turn 80 I'm going to start my day with a shot of Jim Beam, then smoke a pack of Lucky Strikes, eat a half pound of bacon, go out without sunscreen and take up base jumping.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I didn't consider it a midlife crisis, but I had some significant health issues, the kids really didn't need to be babied any longer, hubby was self-sufficient, and I still had all of these maternal instincts going to waste, so I got myself a little lap dog to baby. It was one of my best decisions. She's been a source of joy, unconditional love, and companionship for me ever since.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Ongoing.

I think it's mostly realizing that I'm not as good as I once was but I'm as good, once, as I ever was.

Across the spectrum of activities.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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I don't think I had a crisis. I just felt very liberated when I hit my late 30s, maybe 40, and realized that I just don't give a s****t anymore what other people think of me. Boy, that feels good and is very freeing!

Maybe that's just finally growing up, though, rather than having a crisis.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I never grew up, so it never happened. At 71, I still think i am 16. It's many years away.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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38? Why? I don't expect that milestone until I'm in my 70s. I'm 47 now, and it's an important part of life.
A bad marriage, then a worse (much worse) 15-year relationship with a man who was very abusive.

After making it out of that one alive, I came to the conclusion that I was not a good judge of character and the only way not to be hurt again was to drop out of the whole relationship thing.
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