Hot Flashes, Loss of Sex Drive, Anxiety, Missed Period, Moodiness

They Might Be Thinking:

  • My hormones are fluctuating uncontrollably.
  • I am not getting good rest when I sleep.
  • I am grumpy because I am tired.
  • I don't feel like having sex with my partner.
  • I am getting night sweats.
  • I can't seem to cool off at night.
  • I feel like everyone knows that I am going through "The Change."
  • I don't feel very beautiful anymore.
  • I feel fat.
  • I am feeling really moody and I don't know why.
  • I feel tired all of the time.
  • I am getting hot flashes that feel like power surges.
  • I am easily irritated by people I care about.
  • Is something wrong with the thermostat?
  • I have not had my cycle for a while; maybe it's over?
  • I did not think this would start so soon for me.

Words That Might Be Encouraging:

  • I can't imagine what you are going through, but I am here to support you in any way I can.
  • You look fantastic! I think you are doing a great job managing through this process.
  • Choosing you was the best decision I ever made, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
  • This too will pass and things will get back to normal in a few months or years.
  • You deserve a break! I am happy to do the laundry and take care of other things you normally do around the house.
  • Do you want to take a power nap this afternoon? I can take care of things while you get some rest.
  • I want to stop by next week to hang out for a while. Maybe we can go for a walk?
  • Do you need someone to talk to about this? I'm here to listen.
  • How can I help you? Is there anything I can do to make you feel a bit better or more comfortable today? 

Words That Might Be Discouraging:

  • You are not old enough to be going through menopause yet. You look great!
  • Did you forget to take your hormones today?
  • Are you getting enough sleep? You seem like you need to get more sleep.
  • What do you mean you want to lower the temperature again? It's freezing in this house!
  • You sure are visiting the bathroom a lot. Is everything okay?
  • Oh, I've heard about "The Change." You must be getting old!
  • How long does menopause last anyway? Ugh! Seems like it's taking forever!
  • You're so sensitive to the smallest issues. Don't make everything into such a big deal. 
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