Choose Your Words Carefully
It would be possibly a lot faster to write about what you can say to a menopausal woman. If you want to avoid injury, that is.
If my own personal experience is anything to go by, you should probably treat menopausal women a little bit like wild dogs. They look harmless and might be just that — but they could also be ready to snarl and bite with barely any provocation.
If you have someone approaching menopause in your life you might be thinking you have nothing to fear. After all, you’ve survived PMS and possibly even the hell of pregnancy hormones and post-baby blues. It can’t be worse than that right?
When you look at a menopausal woman you probably see someone in the prime of their life, with years of wisdom and experience behind them and years more fun and memory making ahead of them.
What is actually standing before you is a whirling mass of hormones that are wheeling and diving like frenzied seagulls, leaving the person in their control experiencing a whole gamut of exhausting new emotions and physical symptoms.
They are possibly feeling old, a bit insecure about their looks and doubtful of their purpose in the circle of life, now their child-bearing days are over — and yes, this can even affect women who never had nor wanted children.
With that in mind, take note of the following examples of what not to say to a menopausal woman.
Topics to Avoid
It would not be wise to remind them that their womb is now a useless dried up husk, or that their sadness for their loss of fertility may be remedied by the imminent birth of grandchildren. You might as well call them a barren old hag and their fury will be something to behold.
Grey Hair, Wrinkles
You might think you are being helpful pointing out grey hairs and new wrinkles, but believe me — suggestions of new skincare regimes or hair dye are much better coming from faceless experts like the those writing here than someone like you, who can be injured by flying straighteners.
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