Kate says . . .
This is a topic I have been asked to write about often. But let’s be honest, it’s not the easiest topic to share about. It’s the topic of wives having their period. The thing that we wouldn’t want to be without and yet is at time something we dread each month.How can we do that time well and how do we help our husband understand us during that time?
I think there is always going to be misconceptions and lack of ability to understand for us wives, what it is like to be a man. The same is true for husband understanding what it is like to be a woman. It is hard for a husband to completely understand and empathize with something he has not been through. So this post is for both husbands and wives, trying to better understand and navigate “that” time of the month.
She might not understand either
I think the biggest thing I can share about having my period and the time that surrounds it is, I don’t know why I feel the way I do either and it frustrates me just as much as it can frustrate Brad. I know that sounds a bit loony and believe me I feel it. And yet, there are times I seriously ask myself, “What is your issue?” I have often felt this way and silently hoped Brad would just understand. But that is an unrealistic hope. He has always been very open to being helpful during my period, but also baffled at times. Let’s admit it ladies, we can have that effect on our hubby’s.
One of the best things I did for our marriage dealing with my period and the times I felt “out of sorts” was to tell Brad just that. To let him know that I felt “crazy” and that I didn’t like it but also didn’t know what to do about it. I never knew that could be helpful. Yet once I did that, Brad would often go out of his way to be helpful in any way he could. He said he always assumed he was the one that was upsetting me and once he understood that was not the case, he could be more helpful. Before he was always scrambling to figure out what he had done wrong and make it right. Continue Reading