Apparently, it’s actually good for my health — or rather, it’s apparently bad for my health to bottle it up inside. According to this article in the New York Times
when women stay quiet, it takes a surprising physical toll.
The situation is of course NOT the same for men … so I apparently get to scream to my heart’s content when the PMS sets in, otherwise I could suffer just as much damage to my health as I would get by smoking! This is alarming news. And I bet my husband and a lot of other husbands find the news even more alarming. May I suggest ear plugs? It’s a lot better than losing me early? Then again, if I died earlier as a result of this ‘self-silencing’, he’d have to put up with fewer years of yelling and ‘venting’.