"Every woman goes through the menopause but there is something about the word itself which has these negative connotations of ageing and atrophy.
"We need to talk about it, to deal with it as a fact of life.
And women, by nature are completely helpless in such circumstances.
Getting into a relationship with married men We love helping people we like out of troubling situations.
And this cycle of happiness and pain repeats itself until you can’t take it anymore.
But why do women fall into this trap in the first place?
Kirsty, now 62, began her menopause after having a hysterectomy.
And admit it, you’d love a man who’s a mess, if he likes you. But when he looks towards you for emotional support and love, the same things his own wife, apparently, doesn’t provide him, you end up falling in love, more with his emotional affairs rather than anything else.
That one conversation in the office cubicle takes you all the way to the coffee shop, the snack bar, the restaurant, and the movie hall.
"I learnt to be thankful for the nights when I had a good sleep, and kept - and still keep - a notebook beside my bed to write things down so I don’t fret about forgetting.
"The tumultuous nights have persisted, though to a lesser extent." A woman is considered to be in menopause when she has no longer had a period for 12 consecutive months – meaning she is coming to the end of her reproductive years.
She said: "I was on HRT for three years after my hysterectomy but stopped suddenly because of this scare.