A very frustrated husband reached out to me: “My wife seems like a different person since she became menopausal. I’m having a very hard time with this. HELP!” He and some of his buddies at church are struggling with the changing sexual responsiveness they have noticed in their wives. Are these men doomed to remain frustrated and miserable?
A woman’s desires, needs, and sexual response are often affected by the hormonal changes of menopause. Each person – husband and wife – is responsible for their own behavior. I’ve talked to women about dealing with their hormonal changes here, but today I’m talking to husbands.
In this video I offer frustrated husbands some help:
- some insight into what almost all wives are likely experiencing at menopause
- one significant difference between men and women in the area of sexuality, and what they can do about it
- 3 suggestions for what husbands can do to improve intimacy during their wives’ menopausal transition