What wives wish their husbands knew about menopause

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what wives wish their husbands knew about menopause

What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew about Women by James C. Dobson

I was given this book as an early wedding gift from a friend before I married. Although it was several years old then, this book was still relevant, and still is today. It is a book suitable for any man - single or married alike.

I have read the book a few times since I read it the first time before marriage. This book helped me understand my relationship better. I goes into detail about how women work, and helps to understand better their pressures and their hormones. It pointed out things I never thought were issues. I recommend the book to anyone looking to help their relationship, or just to keep your relationship healthy. Even today many of the principles can still be applied, especially in regard to women in general.
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Marcia Stefanick, PhD, Talks About Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Menopause Wreaked Havoc on My Marriage and Sex Life

Even though roughly half the world's population is female, it often seems that men understand surprisingly little about menstruation and menopause. The whole process is uncomfortable, for starters, so a little empathy would be nice. Let's start with the basics: Menopause officially occurs when a woman stops having menstrual cycles altogether. However, the process of getting to that point can take a long time. Regardless of the cause of menopause, however, here are a few things that women — and men — can expect from the experience:.

Whether it's the strange looks he shoots at you when the handheld fan comes out in the middle of winter or his confusion when those go-to moves just aren't doing the trick anymore, you can't help but feel a little sorry for your other half when menopause starts to make waves. And yes, you probably feel pretty irritated, too. To make their lives a little easier, we asked women who've gone through that transition to help us put together a cheat sheet of everything you wish your partner understood. If an upper lip wax sounds more appealing than sex, welcome to menopause. A dipping libido is a classic symptom, but not exactly a welcome one.

We respect your privacy. As a woman approaches menopause, the stage of life where menstrual cycles permanently stop, hormone levels in her body can fluctuate, resulting in mood swings , tiredness, and bothersome menopause symptoms like hot flashes. With all of these changes, it can be difficult to figure out what to do — and what not to do — to keep both you and your partner happy and on an even keel. Gibbs says. Flexibility is the key to dealing with mood swings, even the ones that seem to be caused by … nothing. If your partner is steamed because you brought home the wrong brand of milk, for example, give her some space instead of getting defensive. Many women also tend to lose interest in sex during menopause because their levels of the male hormone testosterone , which helps fuel libido, can drop along with other hormones.

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Over 60 percent of divorces are initiated by women in their 40s, 50s or 60s — the menopause years — according to a recent survey conducted by AARP Magazine. Why are women running away from marriage? Despite being completely in love, I almost ran away and my fiance almost married bridezella! Experts say the number one reason for divorce is lack of communication. Throw in lifestyle changes, health and aging issues, and you are left in a small evaporating puddle of low self-esteem feeling hopeless. Many men blame lack of sex as the leading reason for midlife divorce. But is it?

Her sentiments ring true for many women. There is no easy fix for every problem that vexes the menopausal woman. For married women, the comments below will resonate. This woman may sound ungrateful, but she is only frustrated. Like so many husbands, her man wants to help.

Nor is it an outpatient clinic for plastic surgery. One year, one month, one week, one day seems too long to go through this. And yet, many of you know, this is just the beginning of a long season. Many people have lived through a few things and have learned through a few things. Fortunately, they are willing to pass on to others such as ourselves what they have learned. And that applies to the subject of Menopause. How do you survive this transition of life and help your wife the best way you can?


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