A MAN claimed he “had an affair” with his girlfriend after she missed his father’s birthday celebrations.
She explained that she was unable to attend the celebration due to period pains, but he insisted that she should be more careful.
The man was frustrated that his “whining” girlfriend had missed her father’s birthday dinner citing period pain.
Share AITA’s story to your subredditthe man revealed that he has been dating his girlfriend Anna for about a year, and other than her “moon period,” things have been smooth sailing.
“Anna always complains and cries about how much it hurts during her period,” the man wrote.
The man called her overly dramatic and explained that he knew what menstruation was like because he grew up with two sisters and a mother. “It’s throbbing, I get occasional cramps, hot baths don’t do anything, and Motrin can’t fix it,” the man declared. “But when it comes to Anna, she’s always complaining. She can’t do anything when she’s on her period because she’s always complaining.”
One day, the man and Anna were planning to get together as a family for his father’s birthday. But Anna suffers from debilitating menstrual pain and says that was not possible. “At this point, I was sold on her constant excuses for things that literally happen to every woman,” the man said.
He told Anna she needed to learn how to “bear pain like an adult” and claimed that “in the real world” no one would take care of her because of “a little cramp”. did.
“We had a little argument and she told me I was being rude and heartless,” the man wrote. He admitted that his words were a bit harsh, but she believed he needed to tell her that her pain wasn’t that bad so that Anna would “make it”.
People pointed out that men have no right to offend her.
“You have no idea what periods are like unless you’ve experienced them yourself,” one Redditor commented. “You’re invalidating her knowledge of her, her feelings, her pain, and her own body!”
“You are woefully ignorant of the reality that women experience. I can hardly believe that Anna would prefer to wallow in pain for a significant portion of her life,” another user wrote. “Telling her to ‘get over it’ only makes her feel worse.” [worse]”
Some people are lucky enough to have very few symptoms and experience only mild menstrual pain, but some women have underlying conditions such as PCOS or endometriosis that make their menstrual pain worse.
A study published by John Guilbeault, Professor of Reproductive Health at University College London, has found that menstrual pain can be as serious as a heart attack. “Men don’t understand it and aren’t given the centrality it should have.” he told the independent.
Menstrual pain is not just lower abdominal pain. In addition to severe headaches, back pain, and leg pain, women may also experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, mood swings, bloating, and fatigue. Basically, getting your period is no walk in the park.
Men may never understand the pain associated with menstruation, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help their female partners who are experiencing menstruation.
This may mean taking a warm bath, shopping for essentials, or simply offering comfort.
They never, and shouldn’t, make the assumption that periods are “not that bad” or that they should “feel good about it.”
Megan Quinn is a writer for YourTango, covering entertainment and news, self, love and relationships.