(Closed) My man gets grumpy once a month… Is this a 'thing'??

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Stormchild:  oh definitely! From what I’ve heard male hormones fluctuate through the month just like a woman’s would. 

Post # 4
3552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yep guys have ‘times of the month’ too as far as I can tell. One of my FI’s highschool teachers postulated that guys are on a 3 month or 6 week cycle (I can’t remember which it was). Fiance has some fairly bad mood swings related to some brain chemistry problems so he has even more off days than I do. We call them bad brain days. It’s awful when a bad brain day coincides with my PMS, but luckily it doesn’t happen too often.

Post # 5
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I swear my husband gets ManPMS every few months. Most likely he has a lot on his mind and may not want to share as he feels like it would be additional stress on you.  My husband does this regularly and it drives me batty. We are slowly working on being more open. But the ManPMS, that’s usually different…I can’t put my finger on why but it just is.


sorry I’m not much help.  Sometimes I forget my husband is capable of emoting and have to remind myself of that. Menfolk are not as great about processing their feelings and generally tend to refrain from extensive discussion as it feels strange.  Man quirks. Always fascinating. 

Post # 6
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

my guy takes protien drinks and stuff for the gym and they make him have wilder moodswings than me. i can always tell when hes on a brand that disagrees with him

Post # 11
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My fella calls it his ‘comma’, like our periods lol

Post # 12
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Stormchild:  YES!!!  Every guy I have lived with gets moody every couple of months.  I just consider it the male menses cycle and try to give the guy space to deal with it.  Reading Men are From Mars and Women are From Venus really helped me understand the difference between regular mood swings in men and signs that I should be concerned about emotional detachment or an affair.  I think they call it rubber banding as in men are like rubber bands (they pull away a bit and then bounce back) and women are like waves (our love builds and builds then crashes.)

Post # 13
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Its Pissy Man Sydrome.  Its a thing. 

Post # 14
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yep my Fiance gets moody once a month, and its funny because he wants the same things as when I am on my period, chocolate and chips

Post # 15
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

so does mine! I don’t get it, and I hate when he gets that way 🙁

Post # 16
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@beachbride1216:  You’re right, this was an awesome book.

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