Why menopause quotes? We think that more women should feel comfortable to talk about menopause. Every woman that lives long enough will go through it, so it’s about time to shake what remains of the taboo.
That’s why we’ve assembled our top 10 menopause quotes. Some are funny, and some are inspiring, but they all help us realize that we aren’t alone on this crazy ride!
‘So many women I’ve talked to see menopause as an ending. But I’ve discovered this is your moment to reinvent yourself after years of focusing on the needs of everyone else. It’s your opportunity to get clear about what matters to you and then to pursue that with all of your energy, time and talent.’
“I am now in menopause. I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes. But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared.”
“A study says owning a dog makes you ten years younger. My first thought was to rescue two, but I don’t want to go through menopause again.”
“Literally one moment you’re fine, and then another, you feel like you’re in a vat of boiling water, and you feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath you — especially the first experience. What I would say, which I’ve said to myself and to girlfriends who’ve also experienced hot flashes, in particular, is that change is part of being human. We evolve and should not fear that change. You’re not alone. I feel that part of living this long is experiencing this, so I’m trying to turn it into a very positive thing for myself, which it has been, in the sense of acceptance and tolerance and education about this time of life.”
“Rock and menopause do not mix.”
“It’s such a cold night and it’s the only time I’ve actively been grateful for menopause. I’ve been entirely comfortable.”
“It was at the point that I felt like my life was falling apart around me that I started to ask what could be going on internally, and friends suggested it might be hormonal…I was used to being able to balance a lot of things, and all of a sudden I felt like I could handle nothing. I felt completely overwhelmed.
“Peri-menopause and menopause should be treated as the rites of passage that they are. If not celebrated, then at least accepted and acknowledged and honored.”
“I still get hot flushes. That’s fifteen bloody years. Still, it’s nothing like I did then. Ripping off your nightie and Grant [her husband] thinking it’s something else! No – don’t get any ideas!”
“How hideous for women of our mothers’ generation, because – while me and my girlfriends will talk about everything under the sun, including the menopause – it was something they didn’t discuss. They must have felt so lonely and embarrassed all the time. For me, it’s tailing off now. But I can still suddenly go that awful colour when I’m talking to somebody and sweat beads will break out on my upper lip. You’re acutely aware of it, even if they’re not. But the more open we are about it, the less of a taboo it will become.”
“I think telling your daughter about the menopause is the second most important conversation you should have with her, after the facts of life, because communication is key to breaking down the stigma.”