When we talk about menopause we think of older women, hot flashes, irritability, night sweats, and a miserable time. Those symptoms are a reality for many women during this time. However, not all women experience the physical symptoms. An estimated 6,000 women in the United States reach menopause every day, and with increasing life expectancy, women will spend up to 40% of their lives post-menopausal. This does not mean they will continue with the physical symptoms, but it may mean the emotional symptoms they experience while going through menopause may linger and interfere with their relationships and marriages. For the most part, a woman’s partner is left out of the emotional aspects that happen during this time. She may be reluctant to talk to her husband or partner about how she is feeling, and in many cases, this leads to the rise in baby boomer divorces. Read More.