Why Men Should Know Their Girls Menstrual Cycle

“I’m on my period.”

I know every man can hear their woman saying this in her voice. Also, “I’m about to get my period” is another quote we give as a warning that we won’t be our normal selves for about a week.

Why Men Should Know Their Girls Menstrual Cycle
©Ryan McGuire 2015

As controlled of our emotions as we can be, during this time our attitudes are unpredictable. It doesn’t help when we have irregular periods or we give you no warning but I want to help men understand that if you pay attention, it’s actually the same story every month (at least for most girls). I hope you’re not one of those guys with a woman that has irregular periods, because if you do have one of those ladies she’ll have to warn you or you’ll never know.

For the men who have regularly (monthly, almost the same time every month) menstruating women you can either ask your woman, download a period tracker app, set a reminder or alarm to stop the monthly surprise of her period but knowing the exact date when she gets her period will probably be too late of notice for you and you would have already dealt with a weeks worth of mood swings.

Most women go through pain and attitude changes a couple days or a week before her actually period comes. I bet you didn’t know that. The week before her period she will develop symptoms that would let her know that she has not gotten pregnant and that her period will start in a couple of days. Some of the symptoms may include:

  • tender breasts
  • headache or migraine
  • soreness
  • cramps
  • back pain
  • loss of appetite or more of an appetite
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • and the oh so horrible bloating.

With all that above we have to deal with life at the same time and put up with men all day. So excuse our attitude, we are completely uncomfortable for almost 2 weeks a month. No wonder woman are so moody!

Not every woman is the same and if you took the time to ask her what she goes through during her period you may actually be a bit more lenient with the mood swings. Our period doesn’t excuse us to be rude to you, or disrespect you so please make sure you set us straight if we go too far but don’t forget to love us more and give us space if we ask for it. This happens every month and you’ll notice it’s the same story over and over again for your girl.

If you’re also not looking to be a father, keep in mind a period is a reminder you’re not a father just yet and you can thank Daddy God for that!


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