I read a passage by Dr. James Dobson on how he beautifully compares a woman's monthly cycle to the seasons of the year.
"The four weeks of the "cycle" are charactertistics of the four seasons of the year. The 1st week can be termed springtime. New estrogens began to spring up each day and a woman's body begins to rebound from the recent winter.
The second week represents summertime, when the living is easy. A woman during this phase has more self-confidence than during any other phase of the month. It is a time of maximum energy, enthusiam, amiability, and self-esteem. Estrogen levels account for much of this optimism.
Alas, the fall mush surely follow summer. Estrogen levels stedily dwindle as a woman's body prepares for winter. Progesterone, is released, causing estrogen levels to fall like leaves, and this initiates PMS. It is a bleak phase of the month. Self-esteem deteriorates day by day, days get colder and colder, bringing in the depression and pessimism with it- much like the chill of the upcoming winter. A bloated and sluggish feeling often produces not only discomfort but also the belief "I am ugly". Irritability and aggression become increasingly evident as the week progesses, reaching a climax immediately pior to winter.
Then comes winter. Most experience discomfort but some find it necessary to spend a day or two in bed during winter season to get away from the freezing weather. Gradually, the siege passes, the ice melts, and the refreshing newness of springtime returns. "
Girls...don't you agree?