Mother nature has a wicked sense of humor. And no, I’m not talking about the weather.
When she came up with the idea of menopause for women, she clearly had men in mind and was obviously looking for a good laugh. After all, why else would she create mood swings the size of Texas.
Any man in a relationship with a woman who is or has experienced menopause knows exactly what I’m talking about. There is no defense to this strange phenomenon, and like a tornado, no man can outrun it.
After many painful lessons, I have come to realize that there is only one way for a man to handle a woman under these conditions. The pause.
When she changes her mind for the umteenth time about something, I pause and agree with her. When she apologizes for dinner not tasting right, I pause and tell her it tastes great. When she complains about her weight, I pause and tell her she looks fantastic. When she picks a fight about the smallest most inconsequential thing, I pause and ask how I can make it better. When she says “not tonight, I don’t feel well”, I pause and…..I pause…….and I…….Okay where was I? Oh yeah……I pause and tell her it’s okay.
Yep, when mother nature needs a good laugh, all she needs to do is take a peek into my house. She’ll see plenty of pauses.