What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Menopause
“Five thousand American women enter it every day. No, it’s not a day spa. Nor is it an outpatient clinic for plastic surgery. And it’s certainly not optional —although many options exist for dealing with it. It’s menopause —often referred to as The Big M. Over the generations it’s been called The Change of Life —for more reasons than one.
“For many women, menopause comes abruptly, far sooner than 51, the average age of the body’s natural cessation of menses—due to the six thousand hysterectomies performed in the U.S. each year. For the rest, this unavoidable rite of passage often sneaks up after a six-month to ten-year hormonal time warp called peri-menopause” (Ronna Synder, from Todayschristianwoman.com article Managing Menopause).
As a husband reading what Ronna wrote, it can be a real slap of reality. 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… a very long, long season of difficulties, for your wife and for you!
Sometimes we wish that every marriage could come with a manual on “what to do if…” but unfortunately it doesn’t.
However, we live in a day and age where we aren’t left entirely alone as far as not having any information available to help us! We are blessed to live in a world where some people have lived through a few things and have learned through a few things, and 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? There’s no “one-size-fits-all” answer to that, but author Lois Mowday Rabey wrote an article that might help you in some way with that dilemma.
Below you will find a link to the helpful web site of Family Life Today where they have posted this article for your reading pleasure … or maybe we should say for your “survival.”
As you read through this linked article ask God to show you what information you can apply to your marriage that will best help you and your wife:
The next article we recommend you read is written by a woman named Magnolia, who had a conversation with a man named Andy on the subject of Peri-menopause (which is a type of pre-menopause). Having gone through this herself, Magnolia explains to Andy a lot of things that you may find helpful to know as well.
While this article isn’t approached from a Christian perspective, it’s still very enlightening and worth gleaning through.
To do so, please click onto this Peri-Menopause blog to read:
Plus, below is another link to an article that gives instructions how to give support to your wife during this tim in your lives together. Please click onto the ehow.com link to read:
Also, below is a link to a blog where a husband asks the following question:
Question: My wife is going through menopause and I am feeling kicked out of a relationship that I really want. She doesn’t want physical contact, most of the time. The sex drive is less than off. She thinks that is all I think about. But it has been nearly year and a half. I am 11 years younger and need some advice.
Please click onto the Dailystrength.org link provided below to read more:
And lastly, from Paul Byerly, on The-generous-Husband.com web site, Paul gives the following insights you may find helpful: