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How to Love a Baby Boomer Diva Part I

Loving a Baby Boomer Diva isn’t easy but if you do it right, it’ll be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. I’ll be sharing some tips on how you can keep the Baby Boomer Diva in your life happy 24/7.

Be Understanding

It is important to note that if your Baby Boomer Diva is 40 or over, she is probably going through some emotional and physical changes in her life. She may be entering into what is known as perimenopause or menopause. This is a phase of life where women can experience a multitude of symptoms including:

1. Hot flashes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling.

2. Bouts of rapid heart beat

3. Irritability

4. Mood swings, sudden tears

5. Insomnia

6. Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding, phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles.

7. Loss of sexual drive

8. Vaginal dryness

9. Crashing fatigue

10. Anxiety

11. Feelings of depression

12. Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion

13. Disturbing memory lapses

14. Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing;

15. Dry Eyes

16. Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons.

17. Increased tension in muscles

18. Breast tenderness

19. Severe headaches

20. Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea

21. Bloating

22. Exacerbation of existing conditions

23. Increase in allergies

24. Weight gain

25. Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair.

26. Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance

27. Changes in body odor

28. Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head

29 Gum problems, increased bleeding

30. Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, dry mouth, change in breath odor

31. Osteoporosis (after several years)

32. Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier

33. Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, 'whooshing' buzzing etc.


There may be days when you are the target of her anger and frustration or you may even get the silent treatment. Don’t take it personal. It’s not you. It’s her hormones. If she needs space, give it to her but continue to support her. There may also be times when you’ll have to show her how good you are at dancing on eggshells. And be sure to go the extra mile in helping out around the house.

Comments

PopArtDiva said…
You have just listed my life since 40!

I wish I'd had your posts to show to a few people who thought I was just exaggerating!

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