For one person, eating fish for breakfast every morning may be completely normal and for others, the thought of eating anything but cereal seems very strange. The same goes for menopause. For many women, the end of monthly bleeding and premenstrual symptoms is a welcomed change. For others it can be a period of mourning, for their youth, fertility, and sexual vitality. So if you do feel happy and relieved about menopause, that’s great, but don’t feel like there’s something wrong with you if you don’t.
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Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Many women feel relieved when monthly periods end and the worry of birth control and pregnancy are gone. This doesn't happen to all women, but this change of life can actually be very liberating. Your sexuality and femininity are still a part of who you are and many women feel more positive sexuality.
Yes! Often women feel relieved that they can't get pregnant. Not only that, children may be out of the home and you finally achieve that privacy you so longed for. Finances may be more secure and less stress is felt. Insecurities and inhibitions disappear because they just don't seem so important. What a great time in life!