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Devoted to discussion pertaining to those issues which are specifically relevant to people 45+. Topics must have a specific perspective of people in this age group for it to be on topic.

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Mar 4th 2013 new

running 6 marathons, starting at age 47 and forming a corp. biggrin

Mar 5th 2013 new
(Quote) Joan-529855 said: "sexual attraction I don't think would be as much an issue because part of being married is...
(Quote) Joan-529855 said:


"sexual attraction I don't think would be as much an issue because part of being married is keeping the comittment that you made to God to stay married for life." In the "fantasy" world this might be true, but in the "real" world this is not true. Married men in their 50's are still sexually attracted to younger women, just as you are, however the difference is NOT in "keeping the commitment", but in realizing that there is so much more to a woman than her outward appearance, just as there is so much more to a man than his outward appearance. Good luck with attracting those 20-40 year old women

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Joan as a wise older gentleman once told me, true love is always being their for that person no matter hold old or sick you get in life. Someone's outward beauty is temporary and you need more than that to sustain a relationship
Mar 5th 2013 new
(Quote) Katherine-868943 said: I know this room says ages 45+ but....Midlife crisis looks like enrolling in grad school!
(Quote) Katherine-868943 said:

I know this room says ages 45+ but....


Midlife crisis looks like enrolling in grad school!


(At least at the university I'm at. The professor has been sort of thrown for a loop in one class because everyone is older, he finally just said "We can just call each other first names since we're all roughly the same age.)

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Katherine, a lot of people attend grad school not only due to a midlife crisis but in order to financially be able to survive in the job market. I have been a college instructor and many of my students were from various situations requiring that they return to school for training etc Especially in Michigan and the auto manufacturing plant closings etc.
Mar 6th 2013 new
(Quote) Ronald-937125 said: Men can have children at any age...without viagra...that was done all the time in the 19th century whe...
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Men can have children at any age...without viagra...that was done all the time in the 19th century when a 50 year old man could marry a 20 year old woman and it wasn't a big deal.

If I married a 20 year old there would be no problem with me having children...if a woman over 50 married a 20 year old man I really don't think she could have children...that's just reality, I'm not trying to create ill feelings here...

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Ron, men can have children at any age yet can they keep up with them physically?
Mar 10th 2013 new

Crisis brings up a need that we must recognize and work with and accept. Make it work for you and your life. If it occurs in your beloved, give it time and patience. If it occurs in you, well, there is something that needs attention.

Mar 10th 2013 new

(Quote) Patty-361409 said: Ron, men can have children at any age yet can they keep up with them physically?
(Quote) Patty-361409 said: Ron, men can have children at any age yet can they keep up with them physically?
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It would probably depend on the age of the children...even men in there 30's may not be able to keep up with their teenage sons. I know my dad was not in the best physical condition in his 40's and could not keep up we me when I was a teenager...and I didn't expect him to.

In my 50's now, I can still throw a football with a teenager and play a game of half court basketball but don't think that I could compete in a game of football or full court basketball with a teenager. When I was a teenager we would play tackle football with the neighbors without helmets or pads and no one ever got seriously hurt....teenagers aren't as tough as they used to be.

Mar 10th 2013 new

(Quote) Dennis-944077 said: I may regret jumping into this conversation, but I don't think its only men who act so irresponsibl...
(Quote) Dennis-944077 said: I may regret jumping into this conversation, but I don't think its only men who act so irresponsibly. I won't defend the men that chase illusions and I find this type of behavior lacking of moral integrity. At the same time, the stereotypes and subsequent biting remarks seem venomous and uncomfortable to read. The comments are a bit intimating and there's a terrible bitterness here that makes healing difficult. As Christians we are called to forgiveness and the practice of the presence of God in our daily lives. It makes me sad how men can be selfish and as a man I feel ashamed. Nevertheless, as someone who feel they've been hurt by a woman in a so-called mid-life crisis I pray for patience and guidance. Some of comments here seem to come from a place of great pain and it just saddens me a lot. I am praying for these men now and all those who've been hurt by them.
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Dennis thanks for bring some clarity into the post - It's unfortunate but that is what happens because women as well become sensitive and feel that they are being attacked because of the other's point of view. It's unfortunate that many projections that are posted are not who and what the person is in real life.

It's unfortunate so many men are looking for women so much younger than they are, when they have women on all levels and to limit oneself may cause them to loose the best thing that could have come into their life. I am almost 60, I don't look it, I don't act it and my mentality is your old as your allow yourself to be.

In regards to mid life crisis, it usually happens when something shakes your world and you realize that half your life has gone by and you haven't accomplished what you wanted or you could loose a job and trying to look for another one after a certain age is not as easy if you were ten years younger.

How you avoid mid life crisis is to stay young, by notallowing your mind and spirit to think you are old just because of a number. God knows the days your life on this earth and He wants you to keep growing and being the person He created you to be until He brings you home to Heaven. My motto is you are never too old to change, the only time you can't change is when you close your eyes in death. Then you have completed your life here on earth.

Mar 10th 2013 new

I think my children think I'm in the middle of it right now....Maybe yes, maybe no?!?

Mar 11th 2013 new
Go for it then take care
Mar 11th 2013 new

What does a midlife crisis look like? Bangs! Source: Michelle Obamarolling eyes

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