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CLKD

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Advice for those who put up with us
« Reply #135 on: March 09, 2020, 12:44:19 PM »

For new members ;-)
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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #136 on: March 23, 2020, 07:51:42 PM »

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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #137 on: May 21, 2020, 12:20:57 PM »

Hi
I just want to say, a huge thank you for This, I can't believe I've had all these symptoms & more for years ! I finally plucked up the courage a couple of weeks ago to contact my GP - I listed all my symptoms in an email. I had blood tests which identified menopause & also at risk of diabetes (which has stumped me, being stick thin & fit but that's another story) as well as having years of These symptoms, not really talking about it & genuinely thinking I ultimately had some life threatening illness, I have a husband who's had to live with me not knowing what's going on & Has passed comments such as 'snap out of it? ?what's up with you? etc etc, but in his defence He didn't know what was going on & neither did I ! I would often respond defensively, which would end up with a full blown argument with me screaming at the top of my voice - which genuinely isn't me !
 I feel a bit stupid, because as a woman, I should Have had some idea of what was going on, I had no idea the menopause could be so destructive both physically & emotionally - although I know my mother was extremely depressed when she went through it, but kept very quiet about it.
I could go on forever,,, it feels such a relief to read all your posts/experiences/ I suddenly feel less alone.
Thank you !


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CLKD

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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #138 on: May 21, 2020, 12:40:49 PM »

Did U print it off and hand over ;-)

Browse round.  Make notes.
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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #139 on: May 21, 2020, 07:18:40 PM »

You're not the only one, I was clueless until celebs starting talking about other symptoms on TV. Sadly not watched by my gp who thought the only symptoms of meno are flushes and irregular periods  >:(
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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #140 on: June 23, 2020, 12:00:10 PM »

My husband tries.  He likes to fix things which is great around the house but because he can't
fix me he gets frustrated.  He also struggles with emotions because his mother was an alcoholic so I imagine any instability in our home life brings back some very bad memories.  We have been through a really bad PND period after our first child and he struggled then too.  He is rock, he is faithful and works hard but most of what I suffer eludes him
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Advice for those who live with us
« Reply #141 on: June 23, 2020, 03:11:53 PM »

Of course it eludes him because he can't empathise.  Print this off then he can ask questions: via you if necessary to us at MM.

Men have different emotions.  Mine hates confrontation  ::).  He could also contact AA as he is a survivor of an alcoholic parent, it might help to talk to others in similar situations.  It's never too late to get advice.

Don't 'imagine' anything ;-).  We shouldn't assume that because he's had problems that these cloud his future. 
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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #142 on: July 06, 2020, 02:48:53 PM »

Is there any way of changing the title of this thread to "advice for partners"?  Some of us have wives ;D!!
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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #143 on: July 06, 2020, 02:52:20 PM »

Will that do?
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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #144 on: August 07, 2020, 09:38:15 AM »

Bounced - print out and hand over  ;)
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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #145 on: March 11, 2021, 04:10:48 PM »

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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #146 on: March 26, 2021, 11:48:14 AM »

New Members - to print off for your partners which may help!
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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #147 on: June 13, 2021, 12:21:12 PM »

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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #148 on: June 13, 2021, 05:39:55 PM »

Thank you. Printing as we speak  ;D
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Re: Advice for husbands
« Reply #149 on: June 13, 2021, 05:41:45 PM »

Let us know the reaction  ;D
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