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Take Johhny Depp for example, who is 50 (yes 50) years old. He recently dumped Vanessa Paradis, his partner of 14 years and the mother of his two kids, for the 28-year-old (yes 28) Amber Heard. Is that the sort of thing a 50 year old woman could get away with? Even if she was an A-lister? I'm not convinced. I mean who really bought the Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher relationship? When his Hollywood career took off, so did he...and with someone his own age (you are dead to me Ashton).
So, if you're not going to run off with someone who is half your age - what should you be doing as you reach middle age? I think it can be a really positive time to try things you always held back on, reassess what's important to you and re-write all the bits of your life that didn't exactly go to plan. It's a good time to visit a life coach, sign yourself up for a major sporting event and consider a new qualification or career. You've probably got far more time, money and conviction to help you make the most out of this period of your life than you ever did when you were younger.
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For some it might be the time to go a little wild - maybe get a tattoo - while for others (again like Johnny Depp who seems to be a little impulsive on the romance front and famously had his 'Winona Forever' tattoo edited to just 'Wino forever') it might be just the time to look for laser tattoo removal at a sk:n clinic. Getting rid of an ex's name - or an image that felt right decades ago (remember the whole 'Barb Wire' trend? Even Pammy is lasering that off now) but just doesn't suit you anymore can actually be relatively easy and pain free. Laser removal seems to be the best option if you want to avoid scarring and get effective results and sk:n has 40 state-of-the-art clinics nationwide to book a no-obligation consultation in.
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In fact the sk:n clinics offer a range of treatments that you might be considering, including therapies for acne scars and rosacea, laser hair removal, mole removal and dealing with thread veins. If you are thinking about a skin treatment or have a skin condition that you're not happy about, the sk:n website has loads of informative articles you can read too (covering everything from home made acne masks to Kim Kardashian's pre-wedding surgery). This really is a great time to fix a problem that might have been on your mind for years. The whole mid-life thing does have that now or never feel to it!
So what will you do to turn your potential mid-life crisis into a mid-life triumph? Buy a flash new car with a personalised plate? Write a novel? Go back to education? Raise funds for charity? Let me know (I'm looking for ideas!!) in the comment box below...
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