Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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where has my mom gone to

Up until about 6 months ago, my my and I had the best relationship, at least that is what I thought. Little by little, my mom has chosen to not include me in normal day to day activities that we were accustomed to. She was my mom and my best friend. And now I feel lost and lonely without her. Her husband of 10 years, wants my mom and him to move further away from their families. This really hurts me, because out of 5 children together, I am the only one that helps them whenever they need it. They are only wanting to move away to hurt the others who do not show them any attention. In the mean time, I am the being hurt terribly. I have been depressed for the past two weeks, I would not still be here if it weren’t for my husband and our three great daughters. My mom has pushed away and shut out anyone that tries to show her love. I do not understand what it happening with her. My step dad has become more possessive of my mom in the past year. If anyone is experiencing anything like this with a loved one, please help me understand what is happening.


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