Men, acquaint yourself with what not to say to a woman on her period, especially during that dreaded week of period torture! From handling the ongoing biological effects of periods, such as submerging yourself under period pain, constant bloating and dreadful cramps, to physiologically having a heightened sense of irritability and no-holds-barred emotions, it can be a complete hell ride. As much as we want our boyfriends/husbands to be around us for pampering, they always seem to get it just so wrong.
Here’s a list of things of do’s and don’ts to follow around a girl who’s on her period and you might just be doing her a huge favour.
1. Never say that she appears to be “tired” (or something similar)
Keep yourself distant from the fact that honesty is the best policy during this time. The idea of you complimenting her even when she isn’t looking or feeling her best self is indeed the best compliment ever!
2. Never pick a fight with her over that insignificant incident from last week
Her period week is never the right time to point to her mistakes, argue over inconsequential topics or pick on her past mistakes. Keep in mind that her emotions are simply all over the place and her mood is actually down in the dumps. So, bringing up things that can add fuel to the fire shouldn’t be encouraged.
3. Never say that she seems to have gained some weight
No, it isn’t the weight it is just her bloating that has surfaced again! Never even attempt to call your better half fat while she is on with her chums.
4. Never tell her that she needs some space, even when she says she does!
Know why? Because even when your girl gets annoyed by sitting too close on the couch with her, deep down she wants you to just hang in there and console her through the period pain and suffering. And yes, no boys-night for the next 4-7 days because, well, we are in this together!
5. Never tell her “talk to me only when you period is over” angrily
This isn’t the right way to talk to a woman at all, leave aside talking like this when a girl is on her periods. Before you decide to ruffle her feathers with a slip-up of this category, do take a minute to re-evaluate the situation. Work constructively and sensitively to resolve the situation always!
6. Never ask her if she is ever going to change out of her pyjamas.
Keep in mind that she is in period pain. So, just let her strut out of this situation as comfortably as she would like to. How about making her feel loved and desirable instead?
7. Never say to her that any situation has occurred because she is PMSing
Always think about how would you take things when the roles are reversed. And, they do reverse, right? Refrain from blaming a natural phenomenon for a change in her mood. And yes, just because she is expressing her emotions openly that doesn’t mean she is necessarily on her period too!
Keep in mind that periods aren’t the worst things to happen. They are a natural phenomenon for ladies that help them with oodles of biological blessings too. So, tread lightly and show your girl your understanding and respect. She wants to see you with a jar of Nutella and perhaps hand-written love notes for her. Perk her up with your incessant charm!
We know period pain can be a difficult thing to deal with and so we are constantly trying to find ways to help you deal with it. Find out more about period cramps, period pains, and PMS right here.
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