Define "long" in this context.Remember it's not terminal and it will pass after a long duration.
I've found the rage will really sneak up with out warning, unlike "normal" rage that will build. She recently crossed the line, we later discussed it and we're OK again. Understanding what's going on is helpful and she mentioned the hormones but didn't use them as an excuse. I really can't complain, I've gotten off pretty easy so far, she's 50.Yep, it's all hormone driven rage. Smile and patience. But keep your boundaries during this loooong period. After she calms, discuses the AO and let her know you know what she's going through but you won't be treated badly.
True. Also it's getting cold at night here, I need to dig out my "bed socks", because the bedroom window isn't closing until late spring, no matter what the temp outside is.Anchor's suggestion for the ceiling fan is dead-on.
Why on earth would she do that?? We don't turn into raving lunatics just because of menopause. If she's unhappy in the marriage, stop blaming it on the menopause and start looking for the REAL reason.Oh but the HUGE challenge is to get her to celebrate it... I'll do whatever she needs. My fear is that she may succumb to the irrational behavior and leave/divorce me...
I'd tend to agree with Hope, any more than you can tell us? cone, you say "angry outbursts", "over nothing". Nothing, really? Does she ever say "sorry, I may have overreacted"? Is this now 24/7? How was her temper before?We don't turn into raving lunatics just because of menopause. If she's unhappy in the marriage, stop blaming it on the menopause and start looking for the REAL reason.
That's ridiculous. Men like to blame women's hormones for a lot of things that they should be looking a little deeper for. She's mad at you? Must be PMS. She's pregnant? OMG duck and cover, man. Menopause? Oh crap, get our the touque and shield, buddy. Most of it is ridiculous.I think its great that you don't but some women do...
Thanks! I just ordered it.This book helped us both understand what to expect.
"No,It's Not Hot In Here",A Husbands Guide to Menopause: **** Roth: 9780965506731: Amazon.com: Books