You can add me as one of the 'over 50' group! Maybe our motto should be "Old enough to know better!" -- at least, that's what I tell myself.
I do think that as I have grown older, I have become more self aware of my HA weaknesses, and I'm more willing to talk about what I'm feeling. That's the key for me... when I let these crazy thoughts out of my head and admit them, they lose their control over me! I am blessed with a wonderfully sensitive husband who knows how to help me laugh at the situation.