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Navigating Menopause Conversations: Do’s and Don’ts

Navigating the complexities of menopause can be challenging for many women, encompassing a range of physical, emotional, and psychological changes. In supporting someone through this transitional phase, knowing what to say and, perhaps more importantly, what not to say, can profoundly impact their experience. Offering empathy, validation, and practical support can make all the difference in helping them feel understood and respected.

Conversely, dismissing or invalidating their feelings can exacerbate feelings of isolation and frustration. By understanding the sensitivities surrounding menopause and approaching conversations with care and compassion, we can create a supportive environment where women feel empowered and valued during this significant life transition.


Here are some do’s and don’ts you can say to someone going through menopause:

1. Don’t say: “You’re too young for menopause, aren’t you?”

    Do say: “I believe in your ability to navigate through this with grace.”

2. Don’t say: “Is it really that bad?”

    Do say: “Let me know how I can help make things easier for you.”

3. Don’t say: “I don’t understand why you’re so moody.”

    Do say: “Your feelings are valid, and I’m here to support you through them.”

4. Don’t say: “I know someone who had it much worse than you.”

    Do say: “Your health and comfort are a priority, and I’m here to support your decisions.”

5. Don’t say: “Just deal with it; it’s a part of life.”

    Do say: “I’m proud of how you’re handling everything.”

6. Don’t say: “Maybe you’re just stressed.”

    Do say: “It’s okay to feel overwhelmed, and I’m here to listen.”

7. Don’t say: “Why are you always complaining?”

    Do say: “I appreciate you sharing your experiences with me.”


Offering support, understanding, and encouragement can make a significant difference in someone’s experience of menopause. Being there for them emotionally and practically can provide much-needed comfort during this transitional period.

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