The psychological side of peri and meno - unresolved issues?

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I read that this phase of life is when unresolved issues from the first half/part of life tend to show up and need attention, resolution, etc.  This has happened to me in a big way over the last year, figuring out that my mother has a narcissistic personality disorder on top of the severe anxiety that she says I learned from her.  I am really at the tip of the iceberg figuring out how to start working through this.  Has anyone else had similar horribly difficult revelations, experiences, etc. arise during peri/meno?  I am working hard to gather the strength to get help with this on top of all the physical issues, but it is painful.

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    It sounds like I wrote your post! 

    I have the exact same revelations

    My mother always carried on, cried and had extreme worry and anxiety 

    I feel like I am acting just like her

    The good news about this is that I will be sure to not pass this on to my daughter, if I can help it!  

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    After my birth, my mother had severe post partum despression and since then she is taking antidepressants and anti anxiety meds!

    ​Now I am also young woman going through severe perimenopause and sometimes my anxiety and my irritability reactions are uncontrollable. Antidepressants made me worse.

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      I tried to discuss my anxiety with my gyn today.  She told me to go to a psychiatrist and get on medication.  I'm not going that route.

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