12 ways to comfort your spouse during her period
It is normal for women to have emotional imbalance and mood swings whenever they are experiencing their period of monthly flow. This is the more reason why as a man, you need to try as much as possible to understand, adopt and most especially comfort them during these periods. It just for some few days within a month, so making them happy and comfortable should not be a big deal. How many of you men think i am right?
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Do you need help with adequate knowledge on how the ways you can comfort and make your woman feel better when she is on her period? Most men do. In this post, i will be giving out some quick guide you can easily follow. Read on!
The way your girlfriend can transform either into a godzilla or a lost puppy when on her period. Even if you are the most patient boyfriend ever, you may just want to hide when Aunt flow (her monthly flow) visits, but that should not really be the best step to take. No matter how irritated your spouse is, she simply needs you around her. Instead of panicking when she is on her period, show her that you care enough and try your best to comfort her. Here are tips on how you can make her feel better. Here are 12 tried and tested tips you can offer a lady to alleviate her menstrual pain.
1. Do not blame anything on her period
You may be right about her crankiness, terrible mood swings and bad mood being caused to her period, but NEVER say that out loud! Be sensitive. This is a biological process which affects her behaviour and pointing out her body as the troublemaker will only make things worse! You will end up making her feel blamed for hormonal upheaval.
2. Do not sit down to discuss menstruation
Dear men, a woman perfectly knows what is going on with her body. So do not make the mistake of advising her about her condition and behaviour unless you are a doctor. Once she starts explaining intricate details about what is going on down there, you will be the one cringing. So, it is best to avoid the topic altogether.
3. Avoid telling her anything that can irritate her
Your spouse may usually be a rational and easygoing person, but when she is on her period, she may not respond with the same casualness as on a regular day. So before you tell her about your honest opinion on one of her all time favourite movies or casually mention an out of town trip with just the guys, consider telling her about it when she is no longer as moody. Anything that might suggest the slightest hint of annoyance can turn into full-blown anger when she is already dealing with hormones. Hence, it is best to keep the conversation light and soothing, at least until she is done with her period. Did you know periods could be as painful as heart attacks?
4. Answer questions with care
If she is bombarding you with irrational questions which have no definitive answer, think twice before responding, as her reaction may range from a barrage of angry words to even break up threats. Think to yourself, is now a good time to be honest or shall I try to give her the answer she wants? Your chances of surviving the day without conflict will be higher if you let her hear what she wants to hear.
5. Be as patient as you can possibly be
Be compassionate towards her feelings. This state is temporary and she is going to be back to her great self in a few days. When those unending word-battles ensue, simply keep in mind that you are the one she is venting out everything to because you are her own and she feels totally at home with you. Muster up all your patience for those days of the month, and try to be some extra nice if possible.
6. Prepare food for her
Losing blood and feeling bloated can be pretty exhausting. But it can drain so much of a woman’s energy that she will be too tired to prepare a meal. One of the best things you can do for her is prepare her favorite food and keep her hydrated. Sometimes women on their period may start to have unusual cravings. Ask her what she would like and get it for her. It will not only make her feel special, but also comfort her thoroughly.
7. Watch a movie with her
Those period cramps are painful as hell. To distract her from the discomfort, spend some quality time together. Watch her favourite movie and do not forget the popcorn! Just to be on the safe side, avoid anything too tragic or heavily emotional.
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8. Don't act disgusted
Show her that you are not grossed out by the very thought of her menstrual cycle even if you don't feel comfortable with it at first. If she tries to talk to you about it, do not make faces or say "go talk to one of your girlfriends". This will just make her feel like you do not care. Another part of this step is to be willing to run errands for her. Go get her the supplies she is out of, (thinking of sanitary items as "girl stuff" is immature and unhelpful) and pick her up some chocolate or her favorite magazine while you are at it! It will make her feel like you really care.
9. Make her feel loved and appreciated
Let her know how happy you are to have her in your life. Tell her she is a great friend, girlfriend, or wife. If she is at work or away from you, call her cellphone, work phone or email them and tell her how beautiful, sweet and all-round awesome she is. It is not even describable how nice it is for a person to do this. Do not go over the top her if she is snappy and irritable from the mood swings. Here are expert tips to exercise during that time of the month.
10. Help her out with things
If she has any little chores or errands to do, help her out. Take the stress off of her by doing the dishes or taking her things down to the laundry. This will help lift some weight from her shoulders and give her time to relax. Keep in mind she may not just have little or chores. Women who work for a living and run a family of kids and pets and everything else have periods too and HAVE to cope.
11. Be considerate and comforting
Do NOT coerce her into getting intimate if you notice even the slightest hint of discomfort. This will not only irritate and upset her, but also showcase you as a selfish individual. Be considerate and respect her feelings. Have her sit down and give her a massage or give her a warm hug. Even a comforting arm rub might make her feel better and will at least show you care.
12. Be there for her
Hold her when she wants to lean on you. Simply letting her sleep in your arms can make her feel comfortable. Just being there and being sweet makes anyone feel better. Make her realize that you are there for her through thick and thin. Engage in some foreplay to ease her up only if she is comfortable with it. But if she wants some space and wants to be left alone, give her the privilege.
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When she is on her period, just keep in mind that this would only last for a couple of days. During those couple of days, treat her like a queen and try to do that with a smile on your face. She will definitely remember how nice you were to her during those days, and that’s always a plus in any relationship. Feel free to share this information to your family and loved ones. Thanks for reading!
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