Why I am tired

It’s 12:07 am.
I am awake.
Jim is sleeping ,


After almost ten years of marriage, and despite the fact I am post-menopausal , have entered the no-man’s land of marriage….


We have joined the millions of couples who can’t agree on temperature .He is asleep, the ceiling fan is sputtering, since fans bother him, while I am watching QVC with the volume down,in a cotton nightgown, in flop sweat .

So I am going to go, take a cold shower, and an anti-histamine..

Morning comes awfully quickly.


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59 year old married female, care-giving, coffee-drinking.dog loving former government employee who is writing to try to keep her sanity.

One thought on “Why I am tired”

  1. I hear ya. I was there early – first hot flash at 37. Ten years taking very low “birth control” (not HRT) to help squelch symptoms. A nutritionist suggested taking magnesium at night. It helps with sleep and most women need it. Try it! Also check that you are breathing correctly – belly breathing, not chest breathing. It’s calming and very beneficial as it turns on the parasympathetic nervous system. And lastly if I haven’t overextended my advice – take up yoga! Marion, it helps in many, many ways with Life. Look around for a restorative class.

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