Love Bytes: Menopausal Women Want Sex

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Dealing with an unemployed spouse, sex after menopause and disliking your engagement ring.

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He's been fired. You're still employed. Now what? [The Frisky]

You want to know how to deal with your potentially deadbeat dude? Be casually supportive, but spare the dotage. Empathize, don't pity. Become inured to the dude's emotional fluctuations; reverse engineer how you'd want to be treated on a particularly moody day. Reiterate to both you and him that this too shall pass. Tell him he’s pretty. Don't pressure him, because he's pressuring himself. And ask yourself this very important question: "Why did I fall in love with him in the first place?"

Eighty-four percent of menopausal women want active sex lives—but nearly half find it painful. [BBC]

What do you do if you don't like your engagement ring? [Smitten]