You say you don't see any that has a life you'd want to have. Well, right now, you obviously don't have a happy life yourself. Which is a shame considering how young you seem to be. Young women that have great lives don't spend so much time sounding like negative, pessimistic, insecure, fearful, bitter, angry, stuffy, young women with a bad attitude that YOU seem to be exhibiting with this post. You certainly don't sound like someone I'd want to talk to, because you sound bitter, sour, and talk like a nag that's constipated. The positive outlook is to understand that many infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, and young adults die before they have a chance to live their lives. You can't speak for all women 50 and over and their experiences. Many are happy, have lived full lives, and are enjoying an empty nest. There is good and bad happening at different stages of every demographic of people's lives. There are young couples who experience cheating, not being able to have children, unhappiness, that are obsessed with their looks, and aren't satisfied. And, many living their lives in desperation looking to be loved.
This isn't exclusive to older women. It's really sad that you're so unhappy and you want to project that onto older people, who are probably living a better life than yourself right now. People who have it going on in their own lives would never sit here writing this crap about people you don't know and can only speculate about. While I'm sure there are some that are in that age range who are experiencing what you've stated here. You can't assume that's the majority. It appears you're watching too much television and what the media shows. Getting old is a part of life. How happy you are when you reach certain ages have a lot more to do with the decisions you make at the age you are. Why are you worrying and focusing on a part of your life that, at the least, is 29 years away? How happy does this suggest your life to be today? You see, some people aren't any happier than the 50 and up women, at your age too. I can understand why you want to end it at 49. Can you imagine if you're already feeling like the women you've described here at your present age, what the hell you'll be like at 50?
- Response by thelovedovefor1
, Female, 46-55, Atlanta, Who Cares?