Does your wife or girlfriend’s personality change drastically every month? Like clockwork? You’re far from alone. It could be Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, or PMDD, a debilitating hormonal disorder which affects 3 – 8% of women in their fertile years, including many using birth control. PMDD is what makes it seem like she’s gone Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on you once, sometimes twice a month. Sometimes even for half of each month or more. Inspired by the most-read posts in the blog Living on a Prayer, Living with PMDD, this book is for the partners of women with PMDD. Inside you will find insights as to what is going on in her mind during her seemingly inexplicable bouts of confusion, irritability, anger, rage, fear, anxiety, sadness and/or despair, what contributes to her state of emotional chaos, and tips on how to cope with and care for the woman you love during these, her most vulnerable days of the month. There’s no need for you to ride the rollercoaster of PMDD like you do. There are ways for you to help her manage her PMDD. Let this book help you do just that, and find peace in the midst of the wildly careening emotions that PMDD brings into your relationship and life.
About H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik
I am the product of a long line of inconvenient women. My matriarchal line is French-Canadian, Roman Catholic, with a very feisty Irish great-grandmother thrown in for sheer bloody-mindedness.
I am a research analyst and author who has made her living studying technical data and developing articles, training materials, books and web content. Tracking through statistical data, and oblique cross-references to find the relevant connections that identify a problem, or explains a path of action, is my passion. I love clearly delineating the magic questions of knowledge: Who, What, Why, When, Where and for How Much, Paid to Whom. My life lessons: listen carefully, question with boldness, and personally verify the answers.
I look at America through the appreciative eyes of an immigrant, and an amateur historian; the popular and political culture is a ceaseless fascination. I have no impressive initials after my name. I’m merely an observer and a chronicler, an inconvenient woman who asks questions, and sometimes encourages others to look at things differently.