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I think a lot of us ladies are misunderstood about the conditions of our period. It’s not that we want to cause problems during that time of the month, but we really just want to be heard. After all, it’s the time we finally get the absolute courage to say what we can’t say for the other days of the month.

note to husband

This month, I’m going to try to do things a little differently and hope my husband will cooperate with me. Actually, it’s more for his own good. Being the logical man I know he is, I’m sure he would most likely … just laugh.

For most of the month, I feel pretty mellow. Nothing much bothers me and I think for the most part, I’m a pretty logical thinker myself. I don’t fuss about the little things and pretty much have the ability to ignore just about anything.

On the week of my period, however, I feel as if Mr. Hyde takes over Dr. Jekyll and the maniac in me suddenly comes out. The issues always seem to gather around the things my husband doesn’t do for me. In fact, issues that never bothered me before have a way of coming out, as if it was hidden away in my subconscious.

The note (or letter)

Today, I will take preventative measures and admit my crazy ways. I will write him a note, reminding him of what to expect and how I suggest he should handle it. It will go something like this:

Dear Husband,

It’s only a matter of days before I hit that crazy time of the month you dread so much. You know I will most likely find something wrong with you. So I’m writing this note to remind you of that time, in an effort to help you prepare yourself for it.

I’m sure you’re familiar with some of the symptoms by now:

  • Headaches
  • Increased Appetite
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Being Short with You
  • More Moments on the Couch
  • More Yelling
  • More Emotional
  • More Needed Sexy Time

So, dear Husband, I’m handing the week over to you. The results of those days will be entirely up to you. I recommend taking a deep breath and coming up with different ways to respond for that week. You’ve been through this multiple times and should know what to expect by now.

A few examples might help:

  • When you hear something you don’t like, you can choose to turn it into a fight by getting pissy about it or you can choose to bite your tongue, smile, and give me a hug
  • Your actions will most likely bother me, whether you’re there or not. So I recommend trying to do something nice for those times, like perhaps cooking dinner, giving your son a bath, taking your son out for an entire day, or something that could be inconvenient for you
  • Most of all, don’t turn down sex. It’s the absolute worst thing you can do when someone is in heat. It’s not just great exercise for both of us, but can potentially shorten the length of my period

So you see, Husband, it’s not a lot to ask. Just a little extra TLC …