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Your favorite age in life and why?

I like right where I am ( 57 ) Comfortable in my skin, and looking forward to more adventures, experiences, continuing to learn new things, challenging myself and meeting people from all walks of life.

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My favorite decade was my 20s. While married then, I got to live in South Korea, Germany, Maryland, Florida, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. I got to have a fun and interesting career, and an easy mail order divorce, which gave me freedom to work and travel in Europe.

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@DeahC77388 ,  "Mail order divorce."  That's a new phrase for me. 😃 Sounds like you had an interesting life traveling.  I lived in Budapest, Hungary and traveled throughout Europe and Japan courtesy of General Electric and my former husband.  Christine

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Mail order divorce occurred while we were living in Germany courtesy of the Air Force. I contacted the bar association of Colorado, claimed state residency on the basis of my parents owning land there, told them I wanted a no fault divorce (going through German courts was expensive, lengthy and assigned fault). The Colo bar sent me a list of three names of lawyers willing to file for divorce for me, I picked the female, and presto chango, I was single in about 6 weeks. MUCH easier than the second divorce in Washington State. LOL

Wow, Budapest must have been interesting. The Iron Curtain was still up when I was in Europe, so it was strongly recommended that civilians attached to the US military not wander into East Europe.

 

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@DeahC77388 , So smart to divorce the way you did.  Very clever! Mine was $13,000 and took nine months.  But I've heard of couples that take years to legally divorce.  Making a painful thing more painful ( and expensive. )  

 

I lived in Budapest for 2 1/2 years from mid 1991 to the end of 1993.  We got out there just as "Western" goods were arriving.  They had a single McDonalds.  By the time we left, there was a Burger King and Pizza Hut.  So funny to get calls from friends saying something had opened or there were Oreos at a store.  When we went out there, my former husband was addicted to Diet Coke and I was crazy about Grape-Nuts, so we brought those things out.  The hardest part was figuring out how many disposable diapers I would need for my 14 month daughter before she would be potty-trained!  Used cloth until 9 months and switched to disposable then.  When we moved back to NY, I didn't take anything for granted.  Glad to have had the experience. Christine

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Maybe a more interesting question would be,  your least favorite age ( or time in life ) ?  For me,  from 46-48,  at the end of my marriage ( 27 yrs ).  I clearly remembered praying for God to reveal a concrete reason to continue fighting for my marriage, or to leave.  Within hours, I had my answer, filed for divorce two days later, and left with a clear conscience! Christine

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My teen years were my least favorite for many reasons. High school is just hard for everyone isn't it? Or maybe just for introverts. But I also felt exceptionally controlled and repressed  in those years and couldn't wait to leave home for college and never look back. I even married in my junior year so I wouldn't have to spend another summer with my parents. LOL Not the best strategy for liberation. 

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