Do people divorce more during perimenopause?

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?

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About Sara Purves

Sara attended the Claude Watson School for the Arts, a prestigious Toronto based high school for gifted creative students. She then moved on to the Ontario College of Art and Design for 4 years where she majored in Environmental Design. After graduation in 1993, Sara pursued many creative arenas including: retail store design, fashion design, had gallery exhibitions of her paintings, and volunteered in many areas of the arts before settling into a career in graphic design. Sara was employed as art director and graphic designer at several well known advertising agencies and creative design shops where she worked with a variety of clients. Sara is also someone who's unwillingly entered early perimenopause and muddles her way through frustrations and solutions.

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