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01/25/2016 10:50 am ET

5 Things I Wish My Husband Knew About Menopause

Menopause sounded wonderful to me. I figured it meant the end of PMS, periods, and birth control. Sure, I’d heard about hot flashes, but that’s the only negative I had on my radar. Then the menopausal journey began. When you’re clueless, it’s really hard to clue in your spouse. Here are some things I wish he had known, which means I wish I had known them too!

Oh, no, libido: Everyday Health reports: “Many women tend to lose interest in sex during menopause because their levels of the male hormone testosterone, which helps fuel libido, can drop along with other hormones.” Husbands should not take this lowered libido personally. Guys, it’s not about how attractive you are, and it’s not about how much she loves you. Many women find that if they set a date for sex, they’ll keep the promise. And once lovemaking gets going, a woman’s mojo comes back. Try it; it works!

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