Thank the universe for PMS relief because sometimes it feels like being a woman sucks. There, we said it. Maybe not all the time, but sometimes being a girl is the pits. Like, say, during childbirth…and during that one week each month when you do not want to mess with us. Yes, we’re talking about our period or, more specifically, the hell that comes with it, otherwise known as PMS. While not every woman suffers from the cramping, crabby attitude and bloating, according to Health Magazine, “About 85% of women report having at least one symptom each month.” If you’re a woman, you’ve probably experienced it. If you’re a man, you’ve seen how ugly it can get. As Roseanne Barr once said, “Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.”
But listen up guys, there is good news! While most of us females might not be completely happy until a man has to suffer through labor contractions, there are some ways you can help when it’s our “time of the month.” You can’t possibly cure the cramps or make us feel skinny instead of bloated, but you can help with a little TLC that can go a long way. And hey, it might make your life easier too. Here are 12 things you can do for PMS relief to make Aunt Flow a little less annoying for everyone involved.
1. Chick Flicks
Before you roll your eyes, think of the payoff. If you treat us to an evening with Ben & Jerry’s and The Notebook we might be too busy wiping up tears and snot or shoveling in ice cream to find you annoying.