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Old 24.11.2011, 12:01
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I worked with a guy who suddenly left his wife and kids, shacked up with a girl 20 years his junior and bought (at the time) the worlds most powerful production motorbike, having not ridden a bike for well over 20 years, the first time he rode again was bringing the bike from up north of the uk, to zurich, in the middle of winter, at night

how he survived that trip I'll never know

of course it all went titsup, now he's left with nothing
oh noooo... did he crash the bike?
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Old 24.11.2011, 12:08
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My husband was a goody two shoes, insecure engineer who never imagined ever getting married or having kids but was contented with his dream job and hobby. In his mid 30s he got his first tattoo, his entire back, upper arm, chest, and buttocks. Then he married a girl 10 yrs younger, a destructive college drop-out brat who has a love child, and with 100+ hrs of ink. He managed to save her from her captors (her loving christian family) in exchange for a large flat screen tv. Well that last part would be how my daughter would tell it.
♥ Great story!


My father was another who went looking outside of marriage for whatever to make him happy. He'd retired from nearly 30yrs in the Marine Corps and went back to college, working toward a degree in teaching... when that was pretty much "settled" he was contacted by his old highschool sweetie. He left my mother for her, and she left her husband for him.

On the one hand, it's a tale of heartbreak - on the other hand, it's a tale of long-lost love. My opinion of it varies depending on my mood.


As for myself - I met and married a man 13yrs my junior, dropped everything and moved to Switzerland while I was in my late 30s. I think I'm "set" so far as midlife crisis goes.
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Old 24.11.2011, 14:08
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Re: Mid Life Crisis

Personally, I haven't had time for one.



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Old 24.11.2011, 14:23
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oh noooo... did he crash the bike?

nope, but he did get caught going over twice the limit 6 times on a zurich camera, a couple of days in jail, huge fine, and a seizure notice on the bike
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Old 24.11.2011, 14:27
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I worked with a guy who suddenly left his wife and kids, shacked up with a girl 20 years his junior and bought (at the time) the worlds most powerful production motorbike, having not ridden a bike for well over 20 years, the first time he rode again was bringing the bike from up north of the uk, to zurich, in the middle of winter, at night

how he survived that trip I'll never know

of course it all went titsup, now he's left with nothing
...but I bet you anything, for those 3 months, he had the time of his life!
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Old 24.11.2011, 14:29
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LOL.... Old people....
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Ouchie.. you'll be "mid-life" one day too .. assuming that Tijuana cartel hasnt tracked you down first.
With cracks like that, he may already have passed his mid-life point...
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Old 24.11.2011, 14:35
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...but I bet you anything, for those 3 months, he had the time of his life!

5 years!! he's bloody miserable now though
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Old 24.11.2011, 14:40
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With cracks like that, he may already have passed his mid-life point...
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Old 24.11.2011, 14:49
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Re: Mid Life Crisis

I love such stories.

Anna Kalata, a Polish member of parliament, went to India, where she got a chance to play in a Bollywood film. She underwent a total metamorphosis there, lost over 40 kilos and now indulges in life of glamour, taking part in Dancing with the Stars and rubbing shoulders with celebrities.



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Old 24.11.2011, 14:58
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I love such stories.

Anna Kalata, a Polish member of parliament, went to India, where she got a chance to play in a Bollywood film. She underwent a total metamorphosis there, lost over 40 kilos and now indulges in life of glamour, taking part in Dancing with the Stars and rubbing shoulders with celebrities.



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ha ha, great story!
now please tell me she was a member of a very catholic and conservative party before metamorphosing to a beautiful blonde head turner
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Old 24.11.2011, 15:30
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ha ha, great story!
now please tell me she was a member of a very catholic and conservative party before metamorphosing to a beautiful blonde head turner
No, better: she was a member of a populist agrarian party, combinig left-wing populism with religious conservative social policies, preaching isolationism and euroscepticism.
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Old 24.11.2011, 15:31
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Re: Mid Life Crisis

Definition of a a mid-life crisis

Doing something fun at the wrong age.
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Old 24.11.2011, 15:33
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I love such stories.

Anna Kalata, a Polish member of parliament, went to India, where she got a chance to play in a Bollywood film. She underwent a total metamorphosis there, lost over 40 kilos and now indulges in life of glamour, taking part in Dancing with the Stars and rubbing shoulders with celebrities.



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That's awesome...more Polish people should go to India!
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Old 24.11.2011, 16:27
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Re: Mid Life Crisis

I have two:

One guy after getting his second divorce, decided to live out all his fantasies and spent most of his time in massage parlours and bordells. He kept downloading a lot of porn onto his computer and got caught by our boss. He later was fired for harassing coworkers and the police caught him having sex with a trans in public. He went to jail, served time and ended up living on the streets.


A guy who was going to marriage counselling decided to have an affair with his marriage counsellor. The marriage counselor convinced the wife to get a divorce. He tried to hide his wealth from his to be ex-wife but was reported by his accountant for evading taxes. Later many coworkers sued him for not paying their loans. His new girlfriend spent most of his money buying Harley Davidsons and real estate. She married him, then divorced him to marry another guy. He ended up living in a hotel.
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Old 24.11.2011, 16:44
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Re: Mid Life Crisis

If you marry an English rose you will never ever have a mid life crisis.
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Old 24.11.2011, 19:26
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If you marry an English rose you will never ever have a mid life crisis.
Indeed, Mr Kapoor, but she might.
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Re: Mid Life Crisis

Does anyone see any patterns to the causes of midlife crisis? In the examples you all cite, would you say it is primarily caused by family life or work life?
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Old 24.11.2011, 19:52
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Re: Mid Life Crisis

According to my wife, my mid-life crises was caused by work and I would pretty much agree, but I'm sure some are family related.

If I'm pushed I might say that I had two mini-mid-life crises, of which the first would have been family related.

But if you are middle-aged and just want a change of career or lifestyle, why does it have to be a mid-life crises? It actually seems pretty natural to me. Granted some of the stories here are extreme.
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Old 24.11.2011, 20:04
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Does anyone see any patterns to the causes of midlife crisis? In the examples you all cite, would you say it is primarily caused by family life or work life?
... or just getting old (the body quicker than the mind) - so a desire not to wait till it's too late.

Also by the middle years (and because of above), there can be a complete dissatisfaction (even boredom) with ones lot, and the comfortable slippers have now worn thin.
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A mid-life crisis can cost dearly. One of my best friend (aged about 45 at the time) in the UK had an affair with a younger colleague. Not for love, but a bit of passion- in short, sex. Didn't last long - and in the meantime she lost her marriage to a great man, her kids (1 of them took to drink, the other to drink and drugs) - and eventually her career as she fell apart.

Was it worth it, I asked once. No - I regret all of it and wish I could set the clock back.

Would you do it again? I asked later. Yes, very probably- I just needed that passion for one last time.
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