pms: a natural threat to sobriety

7099766821_087eec5482_zWell, here’s a little educational nod to folks who think the attached graphic is more than just a little telling. I mean, I’ll be one of the first to confess when this image started making the rounds on the Internet some years ago, I snorted my fair share of coffee up my nose and into my keyboard as I chortled at its simple reality.

Time being the wonder-worker that it is, however, facts are emerging giving rise to the increasing evidence that this little “monthly visitor” may very well be a threat to sobriety for women. Kristen Rybandt, who blogs at the thoughtful and very well-written ByeByeBeer, has an excellent piece at the fix detailing the undeniable ramifications of alcohol and pre-menstrual stress.

I remember slamming things around the kitchen one night and feeling like I’d lost my mind. I was angry about something so minor, I literally can’t remember what it was and I don’t know that I knew then either. I only remember how out of control I felt until my husband asked that ill-advised but in this case dead-on question: Is your period almost here?

This was not the first time he’d said this to me, though it was maybe the first time it dawned on me that he was only trying to help both of us. Something clicked in my brain and the sense of relief was sudden and sweet. I was not going crazy. My life was not suddenly, irreversibly terrible. I had PMS… and it would pass.

This is good stuff and well documented. Read it… and follow all the links.

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I believe chocolate in virtually any configuration is the finest dessert in the history of mankind. I believe my wife is the sexiest woman in the world. I believe modern capitalism will never be replaced by a different -- or better -- form of economics. I believe in clutch hitting in baseball. I believe the Kimber 1911 .45 ACP is the finest handgun ever made in America. I believe the Mossberg Flex 500 pump-action 12 gauge shotgun is the best home defense ever made in America. I believe Tom Waits is the best songwriter of my generation. I believe unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. As CS Lewis once beautifully wrote, I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. I believe that, on balance, Christianity has done more good for humans than bad. I believe it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant, With that being said, I believe there is a profound difference between knowledge and wisdom. I believe if I yell at the TV during a Colts game, they will play better. Finally, I believe I am in long-term recovery from a number of deeply rooted issues that supported and drove the various addictions in my life.