Here’s How To Handle And Conquer That Time Of The Month
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You know it’s coming; it happens every month without fail. It’s her period. Her period of what? Well, that depends on the girl. It could be crying, fits of anger, yelling, pizza consumption or chocolate obsession. Regardless, you’ll have to agree that it is in your best interest to keep your head down, figure it out and take it like a man — especially considering that the alternative starts with a “Honey, I’m late” conversation. For the most part, in the 7 to 10 days before her period, PMS-inflicted women have been given license to run amok, and survival should be your main goal.
While it might seem like she turns into a screaming banshee just to make your life hell, rest assured that it’s no picnic for her either. Fortunately, there are ways to make it easier on the both of you — the focus needs to be on reducing her irritation and discomfort, which will in turn reduce the ear-splitting yelling, irrational arguments and fits of tears that you’ll have to endure.
Read on for tips that you can rely on month after month to get you through her PMS episodes and her period. Each woman is different, but the effects of PMS can be universal, so use this handy guide to find her symptoms and customize your battle plan.
Don’t point out her PMS symptoms
Women can be touchy about being labeled as a raving lunatic for a few days a month, and very few will admit that they’re affected. If you notice her behavior getting out of control and you feel the need to mention it, just don’t blame the PMS. Assuming that her behavior is strictly due to her raging hormones, it will discount the possibility that her feelings are valid, and will therefore only make her angrier.
You might consider yourself to be a pretty funny guy, and some women do provide plenty of fodder for entertaining comments when under the influence of PMS. Save the commentary for your buddies, well out of earshot of the lady in question. The last thing you should ever do is make jokes about her symptoms, whether it’s acne that rivals a teenagers’, an attitude reminiscent of Attila the Hun, or eating binges that conjure comparisons to a pack of wild dogs. There isn’t a woman alive who won’t react badly to even the gentlest ribbing, so it’s best to pretend like nothing is any different than usual.
Don’t drop any surprises
Your girlfriend is bound to be a bit moody at the very least, and possibly depressed or anxious, so the last thing you want do is spring any kind of surprise on her. This can include any big news that can wait for a better time when she can give it her full attention with a sane mind and without the impact of her period. In fact, you better expand the big-news category to include any questions or problems that would require her to make grand decisions.
Let her pig out…