I am forty-eight and have been married 26 years. I’m noticing that I am unusually cross and nasty with my wife who I love very much. It just comes out unexpectedly before I realize it. Then it is too late. I feel like apologizing, but somehow I never do. I can see the hurt in her eyes and I feel terribly guilty. I don’t understand why I do this. Can you help me? John
Although Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause can occur at any age, it is quite prevalent at mid-life. What is it about mid-life that causes men to become angry? Why do they take it out on the person they say they love the most? These are the kinds of questions I hear from women who are trying to understand what is going on in their relationship.
In order to understand what is going on with men at mid-life, we have to recognize that mid-life is a difficult time for women as well as men. In fact, middle age is the worst time of life for most people. [Read more...]