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Mary Lou Judd Carpenter

  • What people don't tell us is that in our 50s, we have a repeat of our adolescence. Our bodies change without our permission; our family structures change as parents die and children leave home; our rules and roles change. Women are becoming empowered and are finding more freedom. Since we haven't been trained for that, it is natural to have periods of awkwardness and uncertainty, as we try new behaviors and dream of new possibilities.

    • Mary Lou Judd Carpenter,
    • in Mary Pinney Erickson and Betty Kling, eds., Streams From the Sacred River ()

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