It’s a cliché that rings true: No matter how lovely your woman, there’s a very good chance that for a few days every month, she turns into an unpredictable bag of mood swings. Only the strong survive; here’s how.
Know the Signs
Anticipate her schedule so you don’t get caught off-guard: Pre-menstrual stress can hit up to 10 days before the period. In addition to the emotional symptoms – mood swings, fluctuating libido – there may be physical ones, such as headaches, bloating and – your silver lining – breast swelling.
Don’t Abandon Her
She’s telling you to leave her alone, and while this would seem like the perfect opportunity to hang with the guys, it may not be. She might really be craving a night in with a movie. (No tearjerkers, though – she’s emotional enough.)
Check Your Urges at the Door
Even though she hasn’t started her period yet, she’s probably not feeling very sexy. Don’t try to initiate – leave the ball in her court. However, offering a candlelit massage is perfectly acceptable. (This latter tip applies at all times.)
Food for Thought
Food cravings and aversions are common during PMS. Don’t surprise her with Chinese takeout; ask her what she’d like to eat – and don’t forget the dark chocolate. If she’s already moody, herbal tea might be a better choice than wine.
Think Before You Speak
She can blame everything on PMS – her bloated belly, her breakouts, her bitchy mood. You, however, cannot. Even. Mention. It. Simple rule of thumb: Never breathe those three loaded letters.
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