Men, be mindful of the monthly hormone cycles of the females you love and live with, be they wives, mothers, sisters or daughters.
Let me share with you my own ridiculousness from this weekend as an instructional tale.
On Saturday could totally tell in my mind that it wasn’t me that it was my body having hormone issues but I still couldn’t help it. I just wanted to cry and fight. J happened to pull the sheets and blanket off of us because they were crooked and he went to fix them. He fixed them and then he pulled them back up onto him, leaving my side down, inadvertently. I was fuming! And freezing! I REFUSED to pull the sheets up myself though because *I* had not pulled them down and *he* ought to have to fix them. Of course I wouldn’t tell him either; I expected him to *know* he had uncovered me and to realize his oversight in not putting them back on me. Then when he didn’t notice I got all weepy and started to cry. Because now I was cold AND unloved and unnoticed. So I was shivering and crying while J was happily drifting off to sleep/snoring. I just got so stupid mad. All this time all I had to do was pull the sheet up myself. But no! I tell you, in my crazy hormone mind, this was all about the principle and justice for all. So I did some heavy sighing and heavy breathing and nudged him a few time to see if he’d wake up and notice. He finally did and figured out I was cold and asked me why I didn’t pull the sheets up. "BECAUSE I DIDN'T TAKE THEM OFF OF ME SO I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO", I replied with a tone chockfull of attitude. "Suit yourself." he said. Another 5 minutes went by and then he said he loved me and tried to pull the sheets back up over me as a loving gesture. He only pulled them up half way which was nice but still not perfect for my ultra picky pms-y mood.
So you see? This is how a typical estrogen flux can reduce an ordinarily gifted and independent woman to a stubborn, sulky brat.
Lesson learned for the men? Learn to tread lightly around women’s cycles and try not to hold it against us too much when our bodies prompt us to act irrationally at time.
Lesson learned for the ladies? Be grateful if you find a man who understands you AND your cycles. Make it up to him when you are past the irrational moodiness of your cycle with a lot of attention and love thrown at him.