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7 Ways to Get through PMS without Wrecking Your Relationship ...

By Alicia

If you suffer from PMS and you are in a relationship, then you need to know these ways to get through PMS without wrecking your relationship. PMS can absolutely be a tricky time. It is easier to snap at your partner or end up in arguments. These are some ways to get through PMS without that happening.

1 Prepare and Prevent

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and that applies to dealing with PMS, too. One of the best ways to get through PMS is to do what you can to prepare for it ahead of time. There are things that can make your PMS less of an issue. Vitamin B6 and calcium are both helpful in reducing PMS symptoms. Exercise can help alleviate the mood swings PMS brings, too.

2 Indulge in Chocolate

You love this advice, don’t you? The truth is that there is a science behind it. You crave chocolate when you are getting ready to start your period because chocolate helps your brain to release serotonin, which is a chemical in the brain that makes you feel happy. So go ahead and indulge a little. But to receive the best benefit choose dark chocolate, which works best at giving you a boost in serotonin.

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3 Call for a Movie Night

Here’s the deal on how a movie night helps you with PMS. If you are watching a movie, you aren’t likely to be talking. This, in turn, means you aren’t likely to be arguing. If you know that you are in a mood to pick a fight, don’t give yourself the opportunity. Choose a flick and avoid having the fight.

4 Realize You Are More Emotional than Usual

You know, sometimes you just need to take a moment and think. It is a good thing to realize that you are more emotional than usual. Realizing this can help you to think more clearly and know that your feelings are not to be trusted at that moment. Ask yourself how much of what you are feeling is really you and how much is PMS? This can be eye-opening.

5 Get Some Space

There is no question that PMS is difficult to get through. Sometimes the best thing you can do for your relationship is get some space. You know that things may go downhill in a hurry if you don’t do this. So choose to take a walk, go shopping or do some other solo activity until your hormones chill out a little bit. Once they do, you will be ready to spend some time with your partner and enjoy it.

6 Postpone the Topic

This is a very wise piece of advice and one I absolutely try to apply in my own life. When you know you are in the midst of a horrible PMS day, don’t go into anything deep with your partner. Postpone the topic. Tell yourself that you can discuss it all you want when your PMS has passed. Chances are, what seemed like a big issue during PMS may not be important enough to discuss later on. Waiting it out can save you a fight.

7 Vent to a Girlfriend

Sometimes you just need to get whatever is bothering you off of your chest. For those times, it can be good to call a girlfriend. Girlfriends will let you vent and happily listen to you. They get that you may just be feeling emotional because you are having a PMS day and don’t judge you for it. You will feel better after a vent session and there is no wreckage in your relationship.

PMS can cause you to wreck your relationship if you are not careful. Has this happened to you? Have you had relationship issues due to PMS?

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