How to Help Your Wife Cope with Her Menopause Symptoms
Your wife is suddenly unrecognizable. She gets angry at things she shouldn't, and doesn't at things she should. She wakes you up in the night talking about "night sweats", and moans during the day about her "hot flashes". Her moody manner and unsightly symptoms all have one explanation: menopause.
When women reach a certain age, they go through a transitional period in which their bodies change from being reproductive to infertile. During this time, hormones rage, which can have confusing and surprising physical and emotional symptoms. Your wife is not being a dragon on purpose, she is just struggling with the difficult symptoms caused by her body’s changes.
Rest assured that whatever your experience is of your wife's menopause symptoms, hers is multiple-times worse. Although you may not feel like being the model husband, there are a few ways you can help your wife cope with her hormones and her symptoms. Try these easy tips, which will help to soften the menopausal blow for you both.
Mood swing can be difficult to understand: your dearly beloved is high as a kite one minute, and weeping the next, for no apparent reason. She is not being deliberately unreasonable; these mood swings are a direct result of the hormones in her body, which trigger her emotions. Be patient with her, they may seem illogical, but they will not last forever.
Pay Her a Compliment
Many menopausal symptoms are physical. Hot flashes, bad skin, and weight gain are all natural menopausal symptoms – it is unlikely that your wife will be feeling her best during menopause. Give her self esteem a little boost by pointing out her attractive features: remind her how you've always liked the way her hair sits, or her eyes shine. A small step for man, a giant leap for menopausal woman-kind.
Go with her to the doctors
There are a number of treatments available for menopause symptoms. These range from changes to lifestyle, to alternative medication and hormone replacement therapy. The options can be confusing, and it is important that she finds the right one for her. Your emotional support in helping her choose would be highly valued - go with her to the doctors, ask about which she might be considering, and help her through the decision she is making.
Menopause can be a difficult and confusing time for a woman, and this can put a strain on your relationship. However, understanding your wife's experience of menopause, and showing that you understand, will make for an easier ride for you both. Click the link below for more information about treatments for menopause symptoms and how they are caused.
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