When Aunt Flo comes to town, the initial instinct of even the most patient boyfriend may be to hide and wait for her to go away. Unfortunately, this may not always be the best course of action. [Read: Don’t do any of these 13 annoying things that women hate]
For starters, your girl might actually need you around to keep her mind off the discomfort. She may also be offended that you ran the other way as if she suddenly transformed into a hideous beast. Lastly, when your girl is riding the crimson wave, it may be the perfect opportunity for you to step up and show her that you’re man enough to take care of her.
How to make a girl feel better on her period
Do you need help with making your girl feel better when she’s on her period? Most men do. Here’s our quick guide.
#1 Do not blame anything on her period! You may think that her crankiness, her bad mood and her drastic mood swings are all a result of her period. You may be right. But that doesn’t mean you have to say it out loud. If anything, all this will do is make your girl think that you’re blaming her genuine emotions on her periods.
Secondly, women have very minimal control over what they’re feeling when they’re on their period. It’s a biological process that affects the way she acts. Pointing out that her body is making her act like a lunatic will only serve to aggravate her and make her crankiness even worse!
#2 Don’t mention anything about blood, mood swings or hormones. Unless you’re a doctor, your girl would definitely know more about what’s going on with her body. And unless you want her to go into gruesome detail about what’s going on down there, it’s probably best to avoid the topic altogether. You wouldn’t want her to start telling you about what’s going on, only to stop because you’re cringing so hard that it looks like you’re the one in pain.
#3 Avoid telling her anything that might irk her. Your girlfriend may usually be a rational and easygoing person. But when she’s on her period, she may not respond with the same nonchalance as she would on a regular day. So before you tell her about your honest opinion on one of her all time favorite movies or casually mention an out of town trip with just the guys, consider telling her about it when she’s no longer as moody.
Anything that might elicit the slightest hint of annoyance might turn into full-blown anger when she’s already battling her hormones. With that said, it’s best to keep the conversation light and soothing… At least until she’s done with her period. [Read: Make her melt with these 50 adorable things you can tell her]
#4 Answer questions with care. Women may not realize it, but there are times when we can’t help but put men on the spotlight. We ask you questions that have no right answer. And when you do attempt to answer our question *you poor, poor soul* you may be assaulted by a barrage of angry words, tears and the occasional threat to break up.
An example of such volatile questions is, “Do you think I’m getting fat?” Now, 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. Keep in mind that the state she’s in won’t last for more than a couple of days. After that, she’ll be back to her usual self. While you’re the recipient of her hormonal rage, just keep thinking to yourself, “It’s better to get to know this side of her sooner rather than later.” That should help you fare just a little bit better.
Also, during these times, it may be a good idea to be extra nice, just for added measure. Make sure to keep words like, “I’m sorry,” “You’re right,” and “It’s fine with me” in your vocabulary for use in conversations that are teetering precariously on the argument vs. conversation line.
#6 Give her food. Losing blood and feeling bloated can be pretty exhausting. But it can drain so much of a woman’s energy that she’d be too tired to prepare a meal. In these cases, one of the best gifts you can give her is her favorite food. Sometimes women on their period can act like pregnant women in that they may start to have unusual cravings. In cases like these, it’s ideal to ask her what she would like before heading out and getting it for her.
And don’t ever, ever question if she can finish all of the food in one sitting. You’d be surprised that despite how bloated she may feel she can still eat two servings of her favorite food.
#7 Watch a movie with her. Sometimes, women experience some pain when they’re on their period. So during these times, you and your girl may just be stuck at home. Idleness isn’t something you want to have around when she’s in pain and feeling cranky. So the most reasonable activity you can do is watch a movie.
Now for the sake of her hormones, avoid anything that’s too tragic or heavy on the emotions. You want something that will keep her mind occupied without reducing her to a heap of tears. So movies like A Walk to Remember and Titanic are a no-no. Try something that boggles the mind like a Christopher Nolan movie. If that’s not her thing, lighthearted comedies may do the trick. [Read: 10 things about dating that an 80’s teen movie can teach you]
#8 Invite her to do physical activities. Moving about and getting some exercise can help release endorphins that combat the pain of menstruation. Activities like jogging and speed walking can help her get rid of cramps and bloating. However, it may be best to save the water sports for another day, for obvious reasons. [Read: 25 tips to motivate her to work out, even during her period]
Some women feel that getting physically active during their period also helps increase the flow of blood, making their period days a lot shorter. Of course, this is also good news for you!
#9 Get naughty. Some experts say that having sex or just engaging in foreplay can help soothe the cramps that come with periods. Now this is a controversial assertion, so it’s mostly a matter of preference if you want to do this type of thing. However, if you feel like you’re up for it and she’s down to get naughty with you, why not?
Just remember that she may feel extremely unsexy during this time of the month. Plus, there’s also the fact that it can get messy. We suggest doing it in the shower so that the cleanup won’t be as hard. [Read: 15 tips on doing the deed while she’s on her period]
#10 Ask her what you can do to help. There’s no miracle cure to making a woman feel better on her period. Every woman has different preferences. So if you want to be on the safe side, just ask her what you can do to help her out. Whether it’s running to the store to grab tampons *which we pray you’ll never have to do* or helping her out with the chores, just keep in mind that she may be feeling really horrible and that those simple tasks can mean the world to her.
Just imagine if you were bleeding from your nether regions. You’d probably want to have someone around to help you out, too! [Read: Prove to your woman that chivalry is certainly not dead!]
When she’s 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’ll definitely remember how nice you were to her during those days, and that’s always a plus in any relationship.
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