Men. I know you have a hard time dealing with us women in general, but nothing is worse than the dreaded that time of the month. You know I’m right. There are few things scarier than a woman experiencing PMS, and I’m sure on more than one occasion you would have preferred to wrestle a wild bear than look a PMS’ing lady in the eye. We’ve all been there, hell, I sometimes scare myself! But lucky for you, I have some tips on how to survive PMS so that you may live another day.
1| Fork Over the Food. I don’t care what diet she’s on, if she wants some chocolate, or an entire pizza, let her have it without the guilt trip. She’ll do a good enough job of that on her own, so pass the chips and ice cream and pretend it’s business as usual.
2| There is No Correct Answer To: How do I look? If you can manage it, keep the shindigs scheduled for a different week, because we’re already bloating and feeling gross, so we really don’t want to go anywhere. But if we have to? The inevitable question of How do I look? arises and it is always trouble. If you say no, you’re mean and unsupportive, but if you say yes, you’re lying. It’s a lose-lose situation, so back out of the room slowly, now.
3| Buy Supplies. Seriously. Don’t be that guy, you know, the one who wrinkles his nose at the thought of purchasing a box of pads, or acts like it’s the end of the world. It’s not. You know what IS the end of the world? A woman without her supplies. So grab her some U by Kotex Ultra Thin Pads with 3D Capture Core. Want to really win in her book? Click HERE and get some free samples. Any man who is preemptively prepared gets a gold star in any woman’s book. In case you’re still making a face at me…they’re pads, not anthrax. Get over it.
4| Skip the Surprises. Lord knows we women are moody in general, but when we’re PMS’ing, it’s an emotional rollercoaster that you really don’t want to get on. Keep plans structured and keep her in the loop, but keep big surprises tucked away for another day, because the last thing you want is rage when you’re hoping for joy.
5| Don’t Point Out That She Has PMS. We never want to admit we’re moody, let alone completely insane, so please don’t pull the trigger on a loaded gun by telling us we’re just being hormonal. That loaded gun is pointed directly at your head. Plus, when you tell her she’s just being hormonal and she’s not, you are invalidating her feelings, which is only going to upset her more. Like I said before, just pretend it’s business as usual, and back out of the room slowly.
If you didn’t know how to survive PMS before, you do now. You’re welcome.