We all know that women get overtaken by the Lunar Lady of Lunacy every 28 days or so. Inevitably, a woman goes off into a Spiral of Doom, and there is nothing for her husband to do but try to not get sucked into the Vortex of Suffering.
I’m sure you guys know better than I what the face of the Lunar Lady of Lunacy looks like. Weepy, angry, pissy, apathetic, and crazy all wrapped into something that very closely resembles the woman you married. I’m sure it’s frightening and exhausting at the same time. I’m also sure you’ve run into the trap of trying to point out that perhaps your wife isn’t thinking clearly because it’s ‘that time of the month’… and feeling the repercussions of that statement can shake you to your very core.
I feel for you. I really do.
So why is she allowed carte blanche to go all crazy-go-nuts on a regular basis, but you’re not allowed to even bring it up? Blame the Lunar Lady of Lunacy. She takes control of your logical, thoughtful, and wonderful woman and twists everything in her world into something vile.
Your wife, trying her very hardest to win the Battle of Sanity against the Lunar Lady of Lunacy, cannot be expected to understand anything that is going on outside of that battle. When you try to talk to your wife, the Lunar Lady of Lunacy takes advantage of your wife’s distraction to get another cheap shot in. Whether it’s cramps, inexplicable tears, or a full and unending feeling of hopelessness and anger, the Lunar Lady of Lunacy got another one in… and it was all YOUR fault!
After the battle, your wife has little to no knowledge of what happened during that week. The Lunar Lady of Lunacy takes all memory of the battle with her – that way, there can be no strategy planning based on previous battles. That means, when you try to talk to her about her Crazy Time, she has no idea what the hell you are talking about.
So what can you do? Shore her up! Make her feel beautiful, wonderful, smart, and sexy. Those are the only defenses against the Lunar Lady of Lunacy. Don’t blame her for the battle she has to fight every month. Trust me, she’s not having a great time either. She doesn’t want to cry, and yell at you and make you feel bad… she just can’t help it.
About the Author: Abby Dryer's goal in life is to bridge the communication gap between men and women. She finds herself giving lots of marital advice to her guy friends whose wives don’t want to have to explain *everything* to their husbands. “Women are hard to understand. I’m a woman, and *I* don’t even get us sometimes! Goodhusbanding is a great guide to help men understand their women, and hopefully communicate with a little more confidence, because that’s what works… communication!”