Hello to all you wise girls out there.
I'm new. Please be gentle.
I've been married to a wonderful, hard working man for almost 26 yrs. He's self employed and works long hours as an insurance agent. I work 8 to 5 for a state agency. Our son,who lives with us, is 24 & working on his masters. Our daughter, 21, is a senior at a university 500 miles away.
I've been having all the dreaded menopause symptoms that you've all mentioned and then some. I'm 49 & I take Synthroid, Wellbutrin XL, & BCP. I feel that once I turned 40, my whole physical being began to change drastically. I don't normally enjoy spending too much time with my husband aside from dinner time. I cherish my precious time alone. It helps me sort all the confusion in my head.
So, when the weekend rolls around and the hubby wants to play golf with his buddies, I am very glad. It helps me get things done around the house, pay bills, and even pamper myself like doing my own pedicure and such.
I feel like the odd ball here. While most of you crave more time with your husbands, I feel that the time off from each other makes our relationship stronger. Let's face it, marriage is not like dating. After so many years, you have to give each other space & time to unwind and recoup from the daily stresses. This is just my opinion, girls. We're all affected differently by the big M.