Hi guys, Have you had a go at explaining what you’re going through? What helped bring it home to your family? Any advice greatly appreciated!!!!!! xxx @marion_s91 I have two teenage boys at home, as well as my husband. I keep mentioning the "Menopause" word loud and clear, and I make a point of letting them know what I'm feeling. Even when they roll their eyes and look completely disinterested! I figure that they'll perhaps have partners of their own in the years to come, and instead of looking back and remembering Mum as a moody, sweaty firecracker, they'll have some sympathy for the person they're sharing their lives with! But really - teenage hormones and menopausal Mums... It's a tricky combination sometimes! House full of hormones!
I have 3 daughters, aged 20, 21 and 23. They all enjoy laughing with me at those silly moments when you find a teatowel in the freezer, or burn a pan because you forget its on! They are all concerned by my mood swings and hot flushes, but they all make me feel blessed as they have each asked individually about menopause and we have discussed its potential genetic effects and the fact that they may well experience the same or similar symptoms. My girls see menopause as a way to stop having the inconveinience of periods and have all pitched in with telling me how amazing I am! But I do look at their fresh beautiful faces and sometimes I admit I'm so envious of their tight skin, perky boobs and boundless energy! I love my family, and I really appreciate the female solidarity I get from my girls! But I just wish I didnt resent their youth or feel so replaced in the world by them!!!
I think we all need to be so much more honest & open & talk about it more, some people just think “oh yeah she’s hormonal just going through menopause & having hot sweats” laughing it off but it’s debilitating. I feel my partner is very sympathetic with what I’m going through at the moment he knows exactly when my hot moments are as can’t believe how “roasting” & “sweaty” I get usually asks if he can do anything etc. He has also read up on the menopause bless him just to know what we can expect lol. Just hope his support continues as he’s my rock, he’s lived with my menstrual migraines for years every 21 days so let’s hope so 👍