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Coping with a spouse's mid life crisis
#31
Ok. I've kept my hands off the keyboard long enough. But, Tallman's post pushed me over the edge.

So, Tallman, if you start with the "premise" (assuming that's the word you meant) that all men are selfish pigs, that solves the problem entirely.

As for trading us in for younger models, seems to me it should be the other way around. There's a reason sales of Cialia and Viagra have made their investors rich.

Have a nice day ;-)
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#32
(12-13-2013, 06:33 AM)Stargazer Wrote: Ok. I've kept my hands off the keyboard long enough. But, Tallman's post pushed me over the edge.

So, Tallman, if you start with the "premise" (assuming that's the word you meant) that all men are selfish pigs, that solves the problem entirely.

As for trading us in for younger models, seems to me it should be the other way around. There's a reason sales of Cialia and Viagra have made their investors rich.

Have a nice day ;-)

So the first post I read this morning has me lmao. Good point.
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#33
Well, I hate to pour fuel on the fire but, yes, women are crazy. The thing most of the men don't think about is, we are crazy too. Just as bad as the women. I have/had as many or more "things" that don't fit in with "the real world" as my sweet Cathy. A lot of the "craziness" is what makes us special. I just can't see anyone being interested, more than curiosity, in anyone like Mr. Spok from Star Trek. So give me the (non-violent) crazy any day.
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#34
A midlife crisis probably made me a vandweller...they arent always bad :p
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#35
Please know I don't think all men are selfish pigs, or would trade in their life mate on a younger model. I just want those who say such things to know how it sounds coming from the other direction.

I agree that some vandwellers may, indeed, be escaping from certain social challenges.

I'm sorry, ATB, to hijack your thread. Keep on loving; I hope all works out for everybody who faces relationship trials.
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#36
No worries Star, it's all good. As my dear ol' dad used to say in matters like these: "There's three sides to every story......his side, her side and the way it really is."
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#37
After I read this thread, I realized that even though I am in my 40's, it never occurred to me I could be in a mid life crisis myself... So I went to the bathroom and sat for a very long time on the throne of thought and really analyzed the reasons for my own radical lifestyle change via living in a van.

I fired up my droid and looked up "mid life crisis" on Wikipedia and after a read, I do not fit any of the listed characteristics. My goal in van dwelling is clear and unambiguous. I could care less for goals I did not accomplish. I *AM* the successful colleague. I do not care to feel youthful mostly because I'd have to be profoundly dumb again, and I've already done the "have a young G/F" thing and all I can say is the next time anyone sees me doing that, it will only be after my failed attempt at sepuku.
"Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies."




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#38
Turning 66 soon (very) soon route 66 is a road I have traveled many a time. take heart in your dreams, age is a passing time line of opportunities regard these well and have no regrets. No one is a failure.
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#39
Wasn't it Richard Pryor who said: "There's no such thing as an old fool, because you don't get old...being a Fool!"
"Good Times & Good Friends Make Life Better!" Big Grin
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#40
Pryor was a perfect example of his statement.
East of the moon  West of the sun
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