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Navigating the middle-age minefield.

It’s a common experience in middle age: a heightened sense of impending mortality, questions of life’s meaning, resetting of gaols. And while shiny new toys are unlikely to remedy these symptoms, identifying with the shared experiences of others at least reinforces that you’re not alone. From the hilarious to the heartbreaking, here are some stories of people plotting their courses through life’s middle chapters.