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turning 40 as a man

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A lot is said about middle age and all of the ways one might exhibit a midlife crisis. There is also, of course, plenty of discussion around turning 30—the side effects of which perhaps plague women more than they plague men. But if your dude doesn’t have much to say about turning 30 it’s only because his time of acting out will probably come closer to 40. Sure, around 50 a man may show full signs of that midlife crisis, trying desperately to appear younger by going after 23-year-old women and driving very loud, very expensive cars. But 40 is a very strange and overlooked time in a man’s life. If you love a man who is nearing 40, don’t think you’re in the clear of weird behavior for another decade. He may start acting out, right now. It may be subtle and seem random, but you’ll see it.



Taking their health into their own hands

As a rejection of the fact that his body is aging and requires a bit more maintenance, your partner may completely refuse to see doctors. He may skip his physical, and deny that he needs to get that weird symptom looked into. As if it isn’t already tough enough when you’re the only one looking after your man’s health.

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