It seems like all around me people are getting divorced or separated. It occurred to me that this seems to happen a lot for couples in the 38 to 50 age range.
Perimenopause also takes place during that time. Hmm… Could there be a correlation?
Do our hormones ruin our chances of a good relationship?
Something I have been toying with is the idea that perimenopause changes the patience/tolerence level in women. In my twenties and early thirties, many things didn’t bother me.
Men sure are able to get away with more when women are younger. When we reach 40+, we have less patience or tolerance for men’s actions and we let you know it. Then the dynamic of the relationship changes and becomes increasingly more uncomfortable. The women are changing but men will still operate business as usual. It pushes us women to our limits, then boom, the relationship is over.
So I ask… Does perimenopause make me less patient? Or does it just open my eyes and make me see the crap more clearly?