The menopausal transition is said to represent a ‘window of vulnerability’ for women. Hot flushes and night sweats are well-known symptoms but anxiety, low mood & depression are also prevalent during perimenopause & menopause .
Well, personal boundaries are pretty much like the boundaries we have around our home or our property that keep us safe from intruders. Sometimes they can be seen, other times not so much, but people know they are there
This is as it should be and I don’t take for granted how lucky I am that they are healthy and happy enough to take us for granted. We didn’t have children in the hope of keeping them in primary school forever or permanently squabbling around the kitchen table