Menopause jokes abound even if its symptoms are no laughing matter. Hot flashes, mood swings, night sweating, vaginal dryness, irritability, weight gain, and other menopausal inconveniences can wreak havoc on a woman’s sense of humor. However, the adage laughter is the best medicine can work for any woman going through menopause.
This is because menopause jokes allow you to see the lighter side of this transitional stage of your life. You can choose to find mirth in the symptoms instead of complaining about them all the time. For instance, how can you tell that you’re going through menopause? Unwind dot com says it is when you abruptly sell your heating system at a yard sale (presumably because hot flashes have become your personal heating system!).
They say that when women menopause, it is when men oppose. However, the humor site Butlerwebs begs to differ. In one of its menopause jokes, it claims that a woman can detect that she’s menopausal when her husband starts agreeing with everything she says. It’s also the time when she’s really convinced there’s a God, and that he’s male. Which brings most people to wonder: if women experience menopause, will men have to go through womenopause?
Apparently, menopause is also the time when unstable people suddenly start befriending you, because, according to one of Humorous Thought for the Day’s menopause jokes, their existence suddenly seems solid as a rock compared to what you’re going through!
And then there’s the stage play Menopause the Musical which is sending menopausal women and their friends and partners into fits of laughter across the nation. I took 4 of my friends to see it and enjoyed it so much, I took my husband. Then I bought my mom a plane
ticket, flew her up for Mother’s Day and took her to see my third viewing of Menopause the Musical. It’s absolutely hilarious and will really put this time of life into perspective for you. Talk about great therapy!
Seriously though, laughter is really the best antidote for almost anything that ails you, including common menopause symptoms. Constant stress releases the hormone cortisol, which has been known to increase belly fat…something you wouldn’t want to welcome at all! Laughter improves your immune system, lowers your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and lessens your pain triggers. Laughter also keeps you sane when everything around you seems to be not making sense. In this regard, menopause jokes can function as a cure-all. And the best thing about them is they’re safe, effective, and free of charge! So giggle, chuckle, guffaw, or yelp with laughter as often as you can to keep those menopause symptoms from bringing you down.
Know any good-spirited menopause jokes or have some stories of your own to share? Feel free to leave your comments, so more women can laugh about this.