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My Grown Son Hates Me

I gave birth to a sweet little baby boy. He was a beautiful baby with bright blue eyes and colic. I had to stop nursing after three months because he chewed my nipples off.  This was probably the first sign that we were going to be at odds. I ignored it, naturally. When he was …

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Menopause: Lifecycles and Loss

Ellen Dolgen is a longtime contributor and friend of Midlife Boulevard. We send her our condolences on the loss of her mother. Read more from Ellen on her website. On July 6th, I received that dreaded phone call. My beloved Mom passed away in Tucson, Arizona. Mom started having trouble breathing earlier in the day, …

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Losing My Mother

Not all journeys are fun, but there are many one cannot avoid. Especially at midlife. This year, in June 2013, I lost my mother. She passed peacefully from this life. The last months of her life were filled with fear and worry about her health, and making decisions – very painful decisions. My mother had …

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