People who are married can expect to go through life together. As we age, people move, change careers, have kids, and go through many changes in our lives as a couple. However, there is one life transition that many women don’t necessarily go through at the same time as their partners: menopause. Cynthia Nixon and her wife, Christina Marinoni, however, have endured this unique experience and believe they’re better for it.
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Nixon, in her 50s, opened up about experiencing perimenopause. As she shared with The Telegraph, “I’m in the perimenopause and although I’ve been in it for a year now, it’s starting to really pick up steam.”
The actress then thought about what it was like to go through the menopause transition. “I have hot flashes and a lot of hormonal mood swings,”Nixon said: “but just like when you get emotional before your period, it doesn’t mean that’s the crazy you. It’s stuff you’re able to submerge a lot of the time—and that’s the same with the menopause. So, yes, you can have all these crazy mood swings but you can also learn from them: they’re not a mirage.”
It’s better to go through menopause together
What makes perimenopause different for Nixon is that she’s been able to go through the transition with her wife. “What’s hilarious,”She admitted that “is that my wife and I are going through it at the same time.”It is hard to imagine what it would feel like to experience menopause with another member of your family.
This could be one of the best things that has ever happened to women. Many women feel marginalized when it comes time to discuss changes in their bodies. Sometimes doctors have difficulty determining if symptoms are normal or serious.
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There is a lot of comfort for those who experience menopause in a group. In Nixon’s experience, entering this stage of life has been a relief. “There has been no sadness for me because once you hit 50, you’re done.”The actress looked at it. “The freedom that comes from no longer being fertile is huge.”