I’m sad and thought I would turn to you lovely ladies to see if you might be able to offer me some advice.
I just turned 40 three days ago. Turning 40 wasn’t such a big deal but the symbolism of it all and the timing in terms of where I am in my life has been difficult for me. I feel like my life and my dreams have passed me by. All my life I dreamt of having a family. Now that I am 40 and have no children it is hitting me hard and I am realizing that my window of opportunity is getting smaller by the minute. I did get married and that did not work out and I guess it is a good thing that we did not have kids since we are divorced and he lives in another country. However, the dreams I had as a child, as a teenager and as a young adult never fully materialized as I had hoped (even regards to my career) and now I am feeling a deep, deep sadness and loss that is permeating my existence.