Instead, she faced anxiety by portraying the image of a perfect "Stepford wife's robot".
She said: "The reason I have not gone to therapy is because I was too afraid to open the box.
"But somehow writing my book about menopause has been like therapy, but therapy is a great idea and I would consider it.
"I've had counseling for couples, which did not work, but I've never really had one on one."
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"I grew up being a good girl and trying to make my parents proud, but the drawback was that I never showed weakness"
Andrea has suffered from anxiety throughout her life, but her problems increased when a hysterectomy in 2016 led her to have an early menopause.
She said: "I grew up being a good girl and trying to make my parents proud, but the drawback was that I never showed weakness.
"I became a Stepford wife who pretended that everything was fine, I was almost robotic but inside I was laughing.
"But now I do not have to hide it and that's liberating."
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Andrea likes to talk about mental health issues.
She added: "Trying to stop or ignore anxiety is the worst thing that can be done.
"Now I face myself completely."
The confessions of a menopausal woman are already out.