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Old 09-22-2017, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I would say that my happiest times were between age 25-38. I didn't make as much money but had lower stress jobs and from 25-30 did hands-on machine repair that I enjoyed.

Unhappiest is probably age 44 to current (47). Stressful as hell job with 60+ hour weeks, I'm a sole breadwinner, I don't like the job/work I do, and I'm going through the menopause which is miserable. Daughter is a teenager and kind of stressed about her future since she is special needs.

Luckily all of the older people I have talked with tell me that it gets better...
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:04 PM
 
Location: planet earth
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Happiest: Teens
Unhappiest: Adulthood!
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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happiest times..right now..at 69 years old..never really had any real unhappy times but...

came down with guillain-barre syndrome at 56..that chit damned near killed me but after I came out the other side for the better, I've had a new found appreciation for life that I never had before..still got it too..every day's a holiday, every meals a banquet..
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Some of my happiest years was between 14-18. Being a teen in the 70's was awesome. I had older siblings from 4-11 years older and was introduced to every genre of music. From rock and roll, motown, pop rock, and my late teens even disco. Life was all about your friends, high school, and finding yourself. I think the hardest age was late 40's to early 50's when my kids were moving out and going through some tough times. When your children hurt, you hurt. But, life is good now. Thankfully I have had mostly all good years and a couple I would like to forget.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:06 PM
 
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Happiest: Teens
Unhappiest: Adulthood!
Sorry to hear that. I am the reverse. While not every year as an adult has been roses (especially in my late 20's and 30's with a lot of job stress) but my worst day as an adult has been better than my best day as a child/teenager.

Since I retired it's only gotten better
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I would have to say this past decade, from 53 on. Maybe this makes me shallow but I was thrilled to finally be done taking care of everyone else. Plus work, the house, and the yard. I was also married to a man who never grew up and was incapable of loving anyone. One day I just jumped off the cliff and changed my whole life. I felt like it was probably my last chance. Just in case you feel sorry for the guy, I DID give him 10 years notice that I was leaving if nothing changed.

Left Minnesota, the good job, and the man. All the parents were gone. I was the one who took care of them till they died. Packed up my life in a VW Beetle and moved to Las Vegas. Me and 2 German Shorthaired Pointers. It's hard being poor again but at least I feel like I lived before I died. And lightning did strike and I found the love of my life. He was waiting for me in Las Vegas. Who knew? My life today is totally and completely different than anything I could have imagined.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I would have to say this past decade, from 53 on. Maybe this makes me shallow but I was thrilled to finally be done taking care of everyone else. Plus work, the house, and the yard. I was also married to a man who never grew up and was incapable of loving anyone. One day I just jumped off the cliff and changed my whole life. I felt like it was probably my last chance. Just in case you feel sorry for the guy, I DID give him 10 years notice that I was leaving if nothing changed.

Left Minnesota, the good job, and the man. All the parents were gone. I was the one who took care of them till they died. Packed up my life in a VW Beetle and moved to Las Vegas. Me and 2 German Shorthaired Pointers. It's hard being poor again but at least I feel like I lived before I died. And lightning did strike and I found the love of my life. He was waiting for me in Las Vegas. Who knew? My life today is totally and completely different than anything I could have imagined.

No, it makes you normal

10 years' notice is more than generous I think.

You deserve your own time after being the caretaker all of those years!
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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wasn't this same question asked just a few weeks ago?
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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If you had a sucky childhood everything after that is a HUGE improvement! :-)
I wonder if people with incredibly happy childhood's feel sad as adults, looking back on those golden years. Or do they have happy families of their own and keep their good times rolling?

I am a happy person generally as long as other people keep offa my cloud. Other people are responsible for almost all my unhappiness so less interaction is what I like. I have a great spouse and love making him happy and he does the same for me (mostly).

We don't get to choose the families we are born into, too bad. But we get to choose how we live our lives and what makes us happy. Best time of my life: the day I left home even though I got a flat tire that day. Beginning of my life.
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Today, right this minute. Some folks don't get to live until 62! #countingmyblessings

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