As Bette Davis once said, "Old age ain't no place for sissies." But those who have made it into their 40s, 50s and beyond will tell you there's nothing a healthy sense of humor -- and sometimes denial -- can't handle.
We've rounded up the best tweets about middle-age from people who are all handling it very differently.
Of course if I do have a midlife crisis it's going to have to be a cheap one. I can't afford a motorbike or a leather jacket or owt.— Bevis Musson (@bevismusson) May 24, 2016
In the gym at 6.30 am, no that "innocent" comment about middle age spread didn't hurt at all.— Darrell James (@KURBceo) April 8, 2016
Since turning 40 I realize my body feels like a five year old cellphone. The battery never quite charges up to 100% and it has a few cracks.— Dan Santat (@dsantat) January 29, 2016
I loved turning 40, but getting my first "reminder" in the mail to get a mammogram feels like receiving a handwritten note from mortality.— Heather B. Armstrong (@dooce) October 28, 2015
The AARP card entitles you to an additional 10 IDGAFs every day.— Alan Felyk (@AlanFelyk) May 30, 2016
I can't tell if turning 40 feels like downshifting a car from 4th gear to 2nd or if my body punishing me for lack of sleep the last 18 years— Dan Santat (@dsantat) January 5, 2016
Exactly a month till my 40th and I still haven't decided if I can bother having a midlife crisis or not. You need to plan these things.— Bevis Musson (@bevismusson) May 24, 2016
I've started reading GQ and liking Coldplay, is this the start of a midlife crisis?— Rich (@richspurs24) May 24, 2016
I felt weirdly defensive about Affleck when people dragged him for getting a midlife crisis back tattoo. Hey now! Don't hate - appreciate!— Mo Ryan (@moryan) May 28, 2016
If this is what middle age feels like... I'd still rather be 40 than deal with my 20's again.— Ana (@_notyourmom_) December 28, 2015
Middle age is the time in life when, after pulling in your stomach, you look as if you ought to pull in your stomach.— Olov Forsgren (@forsgrens) June 2, 2016
Middle age, is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy...— Kimberly Toureiro (@KitchenSprout) June 2, 2016