Dealing With Menopause: 8 Things To Women Never Say To Someone

TV shows joke about it, your friends may laugh about it, and heck, even you may think it’s a good excuse to send your husband out for freeze pops, but the truth is that menopause is no joke. It’s a wild ride of hot flashes, weight gain, sleepless nights, and mood swings. And if you’re not in the thick of it, it can be hard to know what to say—and what not to say—to show your support to someone going through it. A good start? Avoiding the 8 phrases below.8 Things Dealing With Menopause The Women Never Say To Someone:

Dealing With Menopause:

Don’t say: “Oh, you’re not old enough for menopause yet.” Is your friend confiding in you about a change in her period, poor bladder control, or other dealing with menopause-like symptoms? According to the National Institute on Aging, the average age of a woman’s last period is 51, but some experience menopause in their 40s. So even though your instinct may be to make her feel better, it’s best not to brush off the big “M” and leave it to her doctor to decide what’s really going on.

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