The 12 traps of middle age – and how to avoid them

We are generation ageless. Let’s take that as a given. Naturally, we are getting older – we’re just not ageing.

We’re not adapting our lifestyles in the way that we expected to be at this point. Sturdier bras? No. More ambassadressy hair? No. Manageable parties, where everyone leaves in time for you to wash up, and no one is on any account so plastered they have to sleep on the sofa? No…

As we’re discovering, nothing much alters once you’re in your 50s or 60s apart from in one important respect: every so often, you need to age-proof your life.

All it takes is a swift check that all is in order, and that you haven’t accidentally strayed into predictable middle age (or ‘down with the kids’ try-hard…

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