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If you want to develop new friendships with others in midlife, come join the group!

I'm an empty nester with one daughter. I thought it would be great to develop a group for support and new friendships for others in midlife 45+.

Are you in midlife 45+ looking for support, friendship, and socialization with others in this life transition? It doesn't matter where you're at in this stage of your life, let's come together to support each other. My vision for the group is to be small to develop friendships, and offer support and encouragement to each another.

What does a female midlife crisis look like, anyway? A big face-lift, a little red car, an overdose, an affair, an escape to the Galápagos Islands? Or none of the above?

It is both a stable truth and an unsettling one that our lives loop and twist from age to age. The baby toddles into childhood, the child erupts into a teen, then a woman, who by the time she has passed 40 is long overdue to shed her skin again. That shedding can be traumatic, treacherous, born of sorrow or stress; but to hear the prophets of personal reinvention tell it, it may also be an unexpected gift.

With that endearing sense of discovery that baby boomers bring to the most enduring experiences — like growing up or finding God or burning out — women are confronting the obstacles of middle age and figuring out how to turn them into opportunities. Thanks to higher incomes, better education and long experience at juggling multiple roles, women may actually discover that there has never been a better time to have a midlife crisis than now. http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/...">(See TIME's special report "The State of the American Woman.")

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