Older women always warned me that once you get to this stage of life – the mid-forties – things get really crazy hormonally. But you don’t know it until you experience it.
My compassion for what men go through in their twenties is now enormous. I totally understand why they enlist or go nuts in a variety of less socially acceptable ways.
My friend who is 75 informed me that it’s definitely going to end once I’m 65. That’s something to look forward to, for sure.
It’s really unfair that this happens once one’s fertility completely dies. Twenty years ago, this experience would have come in useful but now it’s got no place in one’s life.