I didna start to feel old until age 55, cuz I knew 60 was just down the road.
But I got over it. After a couple of health scares (pulmonary blood clots and removal of a heart lesion), I'm so happy 2B able to take deep breaths and have a normal heart. I remember entertainer Liberace once said (B4 everyone knew he had AIDS) "if you have your health, you have everything". Don't forget to thank the Almighty for your blessings.
My ex was so insecure that he put me down every chance he got. When my kids got 2B 19 & 20, I split. It wasn't easy, but I kept thinking "there's got 2B something better than this"--and I'm much happier now. (I don't recommend anyone staying in an abusive relationship, it just worked out that way 4 me
.) Don't look back & hope for the impossible, it ain't going to happen. Move forward.
Since U've already split, I congratulate U
. Stay connected w/people. Join an organization that U believe in, develop a passion for social issues and become part of the remedy. In other words, if U start caring for others U'll like what you've become and dwell less on your looks. Physical exercise is important, there are walking & running clubs everywhere. Don't fall for all the hoopla about external beauty, it's just the media using any excuse to
sell their rags, magazines, DVD's and beauty products. It really IS all about the money.
Today's news carried a picture about a beautiful young woman whose face was shot off by her husband. She's so happy to have a face again, tho she's got a way to go yet. I imagine she's not worried about aging, she's just happy to have a face that duzn't scare little kids anymore. I guess it's all relative.