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    My gf keeps blaming being ratty on this. Is it genuine or, as I sometimes suspect, a very handy excuse for giving me unreasonable gip. I've never been smart enough to track the timing, but it seems a bit random to me...
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    It is very much a real thing. But I also think some women can take advantage of it. If it is all the time then I would say..no it isn't, but if she thinks it's hormonal it could be down to any contraception she may be on.

    but yes PMT is a real thing and can cause massive issues between people. A lot of women who are aware they get it are normally good at tracking their cycles and forewarning people.
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    Definitely a real thing... I think it affects different people to a different extent, though.
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    Definitely real. But like somebody else said, women can use it as an excuse alot. If she's on the pill, and doesn't take it at the same time everyday (which she really should) or misses one, that can affect hormones massivly. That's what happenned with me anyway
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    Doesn't exist. Think about it, when are women not moaning?

    Anyway, even if it did exist, it's no excuse to act like a spoiled little brat.
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    Yeah it definitely exists and it definitely takes its toll on relationships if you're not careful.
    Girls can go overboard and blame their *****iness on it but really they're just *******s. This is more obvious if they're *****es ALL the time.

    You get to the point where you realise you're being an ass and try to stop but its hard when all you want to do is curl up in a ball, take 385673957 pain killers and eat chocolate all night haha!
    Its not an excuse for treating you badly so don't stand for it if it's hurting your relationship. Tell her you realise that its the PMT talking but she has to make the effort to control how 'ratty' she is.
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    (Original post by xStaceyy)
    Yeah it definitely exists and it definitely takes its toll on relationships if you're not careful.
    Girls can go overboard and blame their *****iness on it but really they're just *******s. This is more obvious if they're *****es ALL the time.

    You get to the point where you realise you're being an ass and try to stop but its hard when all you want to do is curl up in a ball, take 385673957 pain killers and eat chocolate all night haha!
    Its not an excuse for treating you badly so don't stand for it if it's hurting your relationship. Tell her you realise that its the PMT talking but she has to make the effort to control how 'ratty' she is.
    lol, that's a lot of pain killers...
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    yes it does,

    for me the pill is a big cause - Microgynon made me like a demon almost 24/7
    now with marvellon it is only my week off

    Its not very controllable tbh, think of it like someone with anger issues, they struggle to control their temper and emotions and so do women who suffer through hormonal changes.
    Also remember women become in pain, people in pain are naturally a little grumpier whether its period pain or other pain so its not just emotions, we become short tempered because sometimes we are hurting constantly.

    Once you have been going out with a woman for a while you should begin to know whats normal for her and what isnt because it is different for all of us.
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    (Original post by Zarek)
    lol, that's a lot of pain killers...
    Haha and yet its never enough! :P
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    It exists.


    But it's not a valid excuse for being a ****, whatever some women may claim.
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    It exists, but whilst nobody's relationship is perfect, if what you're doing upsets her to the extent that PMT makes her have a go at you, the two of you most likely aren't compatible down the line.
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    I can safely say that unfortunetly it does exist and yes, it can put a strain on any relationship, even the strongest of relationships.

    I've been with my guy now for almost four years and the biggest problem we have ever had in our relationship was my PMS/PMT. Luckily I don't get it much now since I'm on the pill but before I went on the right pill, I was a moody cow.

    I would snap at him for no reason, get bored of him wanna break up, cry at the slightest thing, doubt everything about the relationship and more.

    I'm surprised he has stuck around but I am truly grateful he did and I am glad I only suffer from like 10% of the physical and emotional symptoms I used to have and now I only get PMS/PMT once every few months rather than every 2 weeks on the dot.
 
 
 
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