Partners of menopausal women are often neglected. In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson talks to Leigh, a partner of one of her patients who vividly describes how worried he was when he saw the changes in his wife and had no idea what was going on. They discuss potential ways of improving education to men and partners. It is really important that partners are involved and understand potential symptoms. Partners can often have a pivotal role in diagnosing the perimenopause and menopause and can help seek the right advice and treatment.
Click here to take a look at this booklet, created by Dr Newson, which is a helpful guide specially created for partners to help a loved one manage the menopause: https://bit.ly/2NJkNXs
Leigh Goulding's Three Take Home Tips for partners:
- Hold your tongue - any arguments you may be having may simply be due to perimenopaue and menopause.
- Do your research and make sure to check the sources of whatever you read.
- "Happy wife, happy life!"