So, this next blogpost could be hit or miss with my readers. I’m writing about that time of the month, something I would probably never normally talk about in person. I did ponder whether this would put off male readers, however part of me does think that they’ll find it an interesting read, particularly if they have a female other half.
Why am I writing about this?
There have been a few occasions now, where my friends have shared the odd funny story about their mood swings when approaching that time of the month. One friend said she saw a squirrel and cried once. Why? She didn’t really know either. I’ve recently come to the realisation that without fail, I will have one day every month in the run up to my period where I will get ridiculously upset over the silliest thing, or possibly even nothing at all. This is followed by a good cry and an internal monologue five minutes later.
What am I actually crying about? Why did that upset me? Did I really just cause an argument because my fiancé didn’t empty the bins?
I’m sure you get the picture 🙈 I then thought about sharing it on my blog, mainly just to see if any other readers can relate or have their own funny stories.
Like a lot of girls, I’m on the pill. I can usually tell when I’m getting close to my pill free week, not because the packaging counts down the days for me, but because of my monthly mood swing. It’s got to the point now, where I warn my fiancé that I’m probably going to cry about something silly that week.
The mood swing
For me, the mood swing usually involves me feeling irritated and agitated that day. The smallest things will annoy me and my patience is at it’s worst. I’m not sure what affect my anxiety has on me, but as you can imagine, it doesn’t make it any easier. I’ll also be fairly tired and feeling sorry for myself. Writing about this, I can only imagine how daunting it must be for my fiancé, who probably treads very cautiously around me that day.
A good cry
I’m quite a sensitive person anyway, but I’ve found that my emotions are particularly heightened when my pill free week approaches. So naturally, I’ll have a good cry and I won’t always have a reason for it. I sound a little strange don’t I? But it happens, without fail.
Back to normal
Once I’ve experienced my mood swing and had a good cry, I’m back to my normal self. It’s almost as if nothing actually upset me in the first place and I feel good. Does anyone else go through this? It’s such a strange process to go through, but then I remember.
Wait, what week is it? Ahhh, no wonder I’m all over the place today
Sometimes you just need to get the mood swing out of your system
Inevitably for me, it’s routine. I have to get that mood swing out of my system. Every now and then it can cause petty arguments with my other half, at which point he’ll add, “Babe, I am really sorry I didn’t get round to emptying them, but are you actually crying about bins?”. The argument ends there, as it’s almost impossible for me to keep a straight face when you realise how silly it sounds.
Am I the only one that goes through this?
If you can relate or would like to share your experiences, please do. I don’t think men give us enough credit for stuff we have to go through, but equally, I don’t think we give them enough for putting up with us sometimes 😂