Did you know that a recent survey found that 70% of women going through menopause feel that they have nobody to talk to about what is happening to them? How sad is that?
Even sadder is that some women go so far as to commit suicide. I know of one personally. It is downright tragic…….and unnecessary!
It hasn’t been a walk in the park for me neither. I suffered from severe sleep deprivation, hot flushes, brain fog and irritability. NOBODY told me it was going to be like that. NOBODY prepared me for the moodiness, the lack of libido and hair growing in places it never had before. I had no bloody idea!
Thankfully, over time, with much research, experimentation and trial and error, I feel so much better now compared to when I first started “the change”. However, it should not have been like this for me. If I had been better informed and prepared, I could have saved myself a heap of suffering.
Really……..we need to prepare women better for perimenopause and menopause, like the way we prepare children for puberty. An open conversation needs to be had where women can talk freely about what is happening to them along with remedies and other forms of help to manage the symptoms.
Also important is the impact it has on our spouses (who think we are going mad) and on the rest of our family.
Society’s paradigms need shifting and the only people who can do the shifting are the women who go through this. That is WE ladies! It is up to US to ensure that women do not suffer in silence and that we support each other. WE must educate our families, spouses, bosses, colleagues…in fact…everyone.
It is of benefit to all!
We need to shout it from the rooftops!
No longer will it be whispered in soft tones behind closed doors. It will become okay to be open, confident and expressive.
This is my mission….to be as loud as possible.
Hence this post!
Share this….especially if you, or someone you know, is going through perimenopause or menopause.
If you, or someone you know, needs some help on how to navigate these changes in life as we age, so we can have a happy, productive and inspiring life……
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