04/02/2015 11:16 am ET Updated Apr 02, 2015

Make Time To Deal With Midlife Melancholy

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Dear Amy: I am a 42-year-old wife and mother who is incredibly grateful for wonderful and healthy children, an incredible husband, good girlfriends and a solid career. My parents are still healthy enough to travel and enjoy life.

*My problems are restlessness and boredom. I have tried to ramp up other activities in my life — joining a dance class and a writers’ circle — but the kids’ activities, my husband’s job and mine have interfered and made continuing impossible.

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