How Do you Handle a Woman on her Period? Proven Tips and Advice

Do you struggle to understand and relate to your girlfriend or wife when she is on her period?

Some woman become possessed with an evil kind of demon when they have their special monthly time.

A lethal mix of hormones, a lack of blood and an amazing absence of reason and logic combine to create the perfect monster.

Why do woman lose the plot when they have their period?

To understand why exactly a percentage of women get so moody when they are on their period we need to take a little journey into the world of estrogen.

Estrogen causes a happy mood and also increases serotonin and endorphins.

Once the female body realizes pregnancy is not going to happen the amounts of estrogen in the body decrease. When estrogen decreases the other chemicals like serotonin decrease as well causing a downward spiral of happiness.

The woman goes from feeling pretty damn good, to pretty shitty within a couple of days.

Image: flickr
Image: flickr

Techniques to tame the wild beast that used to be your girlfriend or wife

This needs to come with some kind of disclaimer.

Use these techniques at your own risk.

Don’t take things personally

Unfortunately right now she probably really does hate you with a passion. Her heightened senses will find your smell, your voice and even your mere presence intensely annoying.

The wonderful species we know as women will go through a roller coaster cycle of sadness, anger, sadness, anger until the damn finally bursts into a pool of frustrated and angry tears.

She will question her decision to be with you. Her career will be under the microscope – everything in her life will seem like a result of a bad decision.

A lot of the things that are wrong in her life will be….. yep your fault.

Amazingly like some kind of miracle in just a day or two this all would have passed.

Have faith young padawan – the sun will shine again.

Let her eat whatever she wants

You have probably heard the saying “pick your battles”. Well listen up fellas, when she says she wants ice-cream, chocolate or a big cheesy crust of pizza just be an enabler.

Go buy it for her and then stay the hell out of her way.

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Image: flickr

Don’t mention the P word

It is time for a reality check here…

You know it is her period making her into a Wildebeest. Chances are so does she.

Pointing out that her shitty attitude and unfortunate view on life are related to her period right now… not a smart idea. Imagine a decent young man holding a fully loaded revolver to his head and then pulling the trigger – that is about as smart as pointing out that a ladies aggressive behavior and irritability are related to PMS.

Listen, don’t talk

Even at the best of times the fairer species are not very keen on us menfolk solving their problems with helpful and logical solutions.

Well multiply that trait by ten and you will begin to come to terms with how very little they want to listen to, or implement your thoughtful suggestions right now.

They want you to listen, to nod in agreement and give only the feedback that they will be leading you to. Don’t make the mistake of bringing up your bright ideas right now, they are simply not wanted.

Be a shoulder for her to cry on.

Final thoughts

What may normally be a happy cheerful person is probably feeling extremely down right now. She may feel not only tired and irritable but also depressed and insecure.

She will feel inadequate, non attractive and have low self esteem all as a result of the hormonal imbalances in her body.

She will go on and on and on and on at you.

Gentleman you have a tough time ahead of you – and it will keep happening ever few weeks like a non stop tour of duty to enemy lands for the term of your relationship.

Please share your period rage stories, and any other suggestions with us.

Published by Jack Raverton

After two marriages and a number of relationships with all manner of woman Jack has seen a lot of different things over the last few years. Jack recognizes that neediness can be a huge turn off in any relationship, so shares how not to be that needy guy, and also how to recognize the signs in others.

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