How many times in a typical week do you find yourself in a hormonal rage where nothing anyone does is right and even the sound of the dog's tail wagging pisses you off?
It can be hard to explain that while you knew you were being unreasonable you just couldn't stop yourself from spewing sarcasm and rage, fanning yourself and sweating for an hour or so. Your man probably thinks you're borderline insane, and that's probably how you feel as well.
I know the feeling. Just this past weekend, which should have been a nice one, with no kids in the house I had a hormonal event. Poor guy, only he and the dog were here to witness my insanity. He was looking for tech videos for his website, I was screaming at him to put on headphones because I didn't want to listen to boring zit-faced dweebs talking about their systems. Sure it was coming off a long hard week and I had been stressed out, but a nice Saturday evening with my sweetie shouldn't have ended with him telling me that I was being very bitchy.
Heck, I couldn't even argue with him, yeah I was being bitchy. I didn't want to see him, hear him or think about him...and he'd done nothing wrong. I was just in a mood. It isn't PMS, luckily that curse only happens once a month, this is the result of changing hormones and it goes hand in hand with the hot flashes, weight gain and overall aging crap. I know people think women also have midlife crises- but in reality I think they're just fighting their hormones and all the people in their life are just suffering the fallout.
Practice it with me, no matter how crazy it sounds you have to manage to convince those you love that you're not really a bitchy demon from hell.
"I'm sorry, it wasn't me, it was the hormones"
repeat this until they stop looking at you like you've lost your marbles and begin to see that you really don't have any control over when those moods hit or how you respond.
In the meantime:
My name is Suz and I'm just an everyday woman who is trying to figure out when exactly I turned old. I'm not a doctor or an expert- what I am is a woman who wants to know for myself and to share what I learn with other women.