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Old 06-04-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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In my early 60s, I'm still waiting for my "mid-life crisis". I feel cheated.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:17 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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In my early 60s, I'm still waiting for my "mid-life crisis". I feel grateful.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Yeah, no mid-life crisis here either, not even close.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:42 PM
 
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When I turned 50, I decided to join the women's race team (cycling). I was just a recreation rider, but I joined. Did training rides twice a week with the team, riding on my own the other days, putting in a couple hundred miles a week. Took me one concussion, one flatted out race with no Sag, in 90+ degrees, and walking my bike I don't know how many miles with clips ...when I finally realized I was NOT having fun.

Coffee houses were meant to be stopped at and enjoyed, not riding past at the pace that gives you dry heaves.

I'm back to being a happier, and much less fit, recreation rider once again. With mirror, oversized saddlebag, and a few happy pounds around my middle!
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Wow...I feel kinda silly reading some of these seriously life altering responses...ours was buying a Saab convertible while living in Hawaii. Figured it was fun, weather was perfect for it, and we truly enjoyed our "little mid-life crisis" splurge.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:33 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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First child born at age 36...no time for a mid life crisis. Or maybe that was it.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I am in my earlyish 40s, so I am due for my midlife crises. I told my wife I would forgo the 22 year old girlfriend if she doesn't complain about the sports car, actually I want a muscle car. I guess I need to take up some kind of crazy sport to prove I am not too old yet too. Rock climbing???? bungee jumping??? What should it be LOL.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:09 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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My EX brother in law's. Midlife crisis: he's 70 got a 28 yo girlfriend, raided the Ira and bought
A cherry red Porsche convertible. Then of course he divorced his wife of 35 years.
35 years seems to be the magic number.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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Depends how you define "midlife crisis", lol.

If it's supposed to be "drastically changing one's behavior permanently", then it would be discovering in my very late 40s that the nice comfortable lifestyle simply wasn't worth putting up with my loose-cannon husband....and never going back.

If it's supposed to be "doing something foolishly out of character and kicking over the traces temporarily", that would probably be that cute 29-year-old guy when I was 51 (but he didn't know that, LOL). ;-)
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Depends how you define "midlife crisis", lol.

If it's supposed to be "drastically changing one's behavior permanently", then it would be discovering in my very late 40s that the nice comfortable lifestyle simply wasn't worth putting up with my loose-cannon husband....and never going back.

If it's supposed to be "doing something foolishly out of character and kicking over the traces temporarily", that would probably be that cute 29-year-old guy when I was 51 (but he didn't know that, LOL). ;-)
Love your 'Crises'
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