Yasmin Le Bon is preparing her daughters for the menopause.

The 53-year-old model hates how tired and achy it has left her feeling and tells her girls - Amber, 28, Saffron, 26, and Tallulah, 23 - all about it so they can prepare.

She said: ''The menopause is a bit s**t, actually. You ache all over, you're tired and fractious and you develop a layer of padding all over. You can't remember to make that appointment to see the damn endocrinologist. You can't remember where you parked the car. It's important that you tell people this. I share this with my girls because I want them to be a bit more prepared than I was.''

Yasmin has been married to Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon since 1985 and she says the secret to their long-lasting relationship is space.

She added to the January issue of Red magazine: ''Space is the saviour for any relationship. Headspace and physical space. The question is, how much? Too much distraction is not always a good thing. When you want to explode, take a full breath, and exhale grace and calm. In a long and deep relationship, there will be time to work out these feelings in a more meaningful way. Nothing good ever came from anger. But nothing good ever came from silence, either. In marriage - in any relationship - do not leave things unsaid. Life is too short.''

Meanwhile, Yasmin previously admitted she is fighting a ''running battle'' with depression.

She said: ''I have had real depression. It's a running battle every day and I've worked very hard at it. I'm in control of it but it's there all the time. When depression lasts for months, that's serious. If that's happening then you need to seek proper help. You've got to know you are going to get out of it. It may take time, but you will. I haven't [taken medication] but I would if I felt myself really on the edge and needed extra help. If your body's not producing what it should be, then there's nothing you're going to be able to do about it. We have the science, knowledge and understanding to put it right. You're not a failure, it's an illness.''