Introduction to Women’s Emotions:
What All Women (and the Men Who Love Them) Need to Know and Were Never Taught
Women’s emotions have been the butt of jokes for ages. From PMS to Pregnancy to Menopause, we women have gotten a bad rap for our hormone-related changes in moods. But let’s face it—there is some truth to all those jokes. Yes, it’s not easy being an emotional woman. It’s also not always easy being one of the men who love us!
Being a woman with changing emotions, I have spent my career studying these changes, trying to understand them, and teach them to others (especially my husband). And one thing I’ve come to see is that we women were never taught the basic principles of how our emotions work, and the men in our lives were taught even less! I’ve spent the past few years educating groups of women of all ages, from teens to beyond menopause, and the one thing I hear over and over is, “Why didn’t anyone teach me this?!” I’ve also taught groups of fathers, partners and husbands who want to understand the women in their lives. And their response? “Wow. There’s a reason for the emotions! I never knew!”
Now, I realize not all women have swiftly changing emotions, but for the millions of us who do I have some basic principles that can make a huge impact on your life and relationships. I am therefore introducing my new blog series: Women’s Emotions. Each week we will explore a different aspect of women’s emotions—how our emotions are created, the role of hormones in emotions, the role of the brain, what activities impact our emotions, and what we can do to improve emotional health. We will also look at emotional health at all ages and stages of the female life and I will give specific tips for men to help them understand women’s emotions too!
I hope you’re as excited as I am to take this journey into the heretofore unknown world of women’s emotions. You will see: the female brain and body are an incredible team built for connection and filled with wisdom for all ages. Here’s to women’s emotions!