Bruce Sallan: I doubt there's any way I can win writing about this topic anymore than commenting on PMS wins over women's hearts. But, that said, I have to say women's plumbing and emotions continue to be a mystery to me.
My new wife has been "in menopause" since we met, so I actually have no idea who she really is. First, there were the hot flashes. Then, the moods. Then, more moods. Then, the new moods began, followed by the post-hot flashes moods. Did I mention her moods?
OMG, when she reads this her mood is really going to improve. But, seriously, there certainly do seem to be some changes going on. The hot flashes have mostly stopped, but she's undergoing real changes in her body that must be crazy-making. Especially for a woman who has always taken such great care of her body, in the form of working out regularly, eating well, and taking every vitamin supplement available at Whole Foods.
The treatment options are even more confusing. Take hormones and you risk some disease. Take custom-made hormones and you go broke and there really isn't much difference. Go to Chinese witch doctors and you brew foul-smelling teas. You women just can't win!
So, I know there's just one solution for me. No, not euthanasia (for either of us), but patience. Thankfully, my boys don't have a clue. They just think we're nuts all the time anyway. But, what do I know, I'm just a guy.
|Bruce Sallan gave up his showbiz career a decade ago to raise his two boys, full-time, now 13 and 16. His internationally syndicated column, A DAD'S POINT-OF-VIEW, is his take on the challenges of parenthood and male/female issues, both as a single dad and now, newly remarried, in a blended family. Join Bruce's A DAD'S POINT-OF-VIEW fan page at Facebook. To contact Bruce, visit his new website brucesallan.com.|