What to Do When Your Husband Is 'Manstruating'​

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Has your man ever been so moody and sensitive you wanted to ask him, "Are you on your period?!?" (Meriod???) Of course he's not, but we really have to wonder, sometimes! Actually, men's moods really can be affected by hormonal changes. Psychotherapist Jed Diamond calls it "Irritable Male Syndrome" and has written a book by the same name. "Irritable male syndrome (IMS) can be defined as a state of hypersensitivity, frustration, anxiety, and anger that occurs in males and is associated with biochemical changes, hormonal fluctuations, stress, and loss of male identity," he told WebMD. 

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Diamond recommends seeing your family doctor if this is a real problem -- and he's created a quiz to see if your man might have IMS.

But how do you deal with your husband when he's acting as if he has IMS? We got some advice from women who really know.

Does your man get "IMS"? How do you handle it?

 

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