Uncover the Truth About Partner Support During Peri/Menopause: Expert Tips Revealed w/ Steven Weisman
Have you ever felt like you and your partner faced sudden changes in your relationship during a transitional stage in life? 😢
Being a busy, professional woman over 40 can be tough, especially when your hormones seem to have a mind of their own - with physical and emotional symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and anxiety.
Perimenopause and menopause are challenging times for women, both physically and emotionally 😵💫. The changes can also affect relationships with partners, making it important to find ways to cope and deepen the bond to navigate these changes.
As a Menopause Energy Exert, I noticed that many of the women are in the same boat. Not to mention that it can be challenging for partners to understand what you're going through.
That's why in this Episode #1 of “Menopause Wonder Show,” we dig deeper into the topic, "How Wise Men Really Feel About Menopause Women: An Honest Talk - And How Your Partner Can Support You!"
We're joined by the extraordinary Steven Weisman, a Higher Transformational and High-Performance Coach, renowned for his communication expertise from his corporate broadcasting background.
As a loving husband and father of three daughters, Steven candidly reveals the secrets to gracefully navigating this life-changing stage together. He shares his personal stories about how couples can support each other during perimenopause and menopause, the challenges men face, and tips for building and maintaining a strong relationship.
How Men 👨🏼🦰 Perceive Peri/menopause Women
Steven believes that women in their 40s and 50s are just stepping into their prime.
"Intimacy is like wine. It gets better with age."
He compared it to making a good wine, where it gets better with age. He also recognized that women in this age range have greater self-awareness and understanding, which can be used to empower themselves and lead the next generation with their knowledge. It's refreshing to hear such a positive perspective on women in their 40s and 50s, especially when society often overlooks their contributions and undervalues their worth.
Challenges 😵 of Peri/menopause on Relationships
"One of the biggest challenges is not being able to physically be with the person that you love."
Peri/menopause can also affect relationships with partners. It's important to remember that beauty and worth aren't tied to age, and women over 40 can still feel youthful and vibrant, even with the physical changes that come with peri/menopause.
“It's not only a woman's issue. It's also a work issue, and it's a serious issue."
Steven shared a story about how he supported one of his team members who was going through peri/menopause. The story demonstrates the importance of patience, understanding, and communication in supporting those going through peri/menopause. Steven also reflects on the importance of empathy and learning how to be more empathetic about the struggles of peri/menopause, even as a man.
Empathy and Communication
"The more you talk about it, the more it becomes less taboo."
Steven emphasizes that empathy and communication are key during this stage. It's important to listen to each other with an open mind and avoid invalidating or dismissing each other's feelings. Self-care is also crucial, and he suggests seeking support from friends, family, or a therapist if needed. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and stress-reducing activities like meditation can also help alleviate symptoms.
Peri/menopause as an Opportunity for Growth
It's essential to understand that peri/menopause are natural stages of life and opportunities for growth and transformation. Steven shares his personal experience as a loving husband and father of three daughters and how he had to go through a transformation in his response to it. Communication is key during this stage, and it's vital to have open and honest conversations about changes in sexual desire and function.
How Men Can Support Peri/menopause Women
“It's not just a woman's issue. It's a relationship issue.”
Steven talks about how men can support their partners going through peri/menopause. He shares his personal experience of how he was initially not prepared to handle the situation when his wife went through peri/menopause. He emphasizes the importance of communication in relationships and how it can make a difference in managing the technical challenges of peri/menopause.
"It's a joint venture, a joint adventure."
He admits to going into a spiral of intolerance to the condition initially because he didn't understand it and didn't know how to relate to it. Ultimately, he found that allowing time and being patient with kindness was the key to overcoming these challenges.
Secret Tips 💖 to Build Amazing Relationships
Steven emphasizes the importance of communication and using the right techniques to improve it, which can lead to a deeper relationship. He suggests ways to support partners, such as doing household chores and small things that make them happy. Steven's final advice is to give oneself an opportunity to find a solution through resources and specialized coaching. He emphasizes the need to take action and become comfortable with it, as it is the key to improvement.
“The outcome of working through peri/menopause together is becoming inseparable, and that's a beautiful thing as you grow older.”
Overall, peri/menopause can be a challenging time for women and their partners, but it can also be an opportunity for growth and transformation. By supporting each other, communicating openly, practicing patience and understanding, and engaging in self-care, couples can deepen their bond and emerge from this transitional stage stronger and more connected than ever before.
In conclusion, the transition into peri/menopause can be a challenging and transformative time for women and their partners, but it can also be an opportunity for growth and deepening of romantic relationships.
By supporting each other through communication, patience, understanding, and self-care, couples can navigate this stage of life with grace and emerge stronger and more connected than ever before.
It is important to remember that peri/menopause is a natural part of life, and with the right support and attitude, couples can come out of it with a deeper appreciation for each other and a stronger bond.
So, if you or your partner are going through peri/menopause, take the time to communicate and support each other through this stage, and remember that it's all part of the journey. ☺️
Don't forget to watch the full interview with Steven Weisman and Miyako Hazama on Youtube for even more insights and advice on navigating peri/menopause and maintaining a strong and loving relationship. ➡️ "Uncover the Truth About Partner Support During Peri/Menopause: Expert Tips Revealed w/Steven Weisman"
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