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New segment in 2015. Quote of the week: Real quotes from real women who live it every day. All will be presented as anonymous, because they could have been said by any one of us.
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I have a "friend" who shows up once a month. She turns my world upside down, over and over again.
I am a good person, caring and sweet, but when she comes to visit, I could rip off your head.
She takes no prisoners, foul words she does spout, I try to keep the words in, she lets them come out.
People don't understand me, or what this is about, to have this creature inside my head.
I despise who I am, half of the time, I feel sorry for my daughter, family and friends.
There's no way to describe it, for those who don't know, it's a living nightmare, she really needs to go.
~Neysia Manor, Rest in Peace

Sunday, July 26, 2015

PMDD Quote of the Week

~She's training me to hate her...~ 

Quote from the partner of a woman with PMDD who refuses to admit she has PMDD

Friday, July 24, 2015

Reader Question - PMDD

A question has arisen that I can not answer:  Has anyone been diagnosed with PMDD during marriage counseling?  If so, and if you are are willing, please leave a comment or answer me privately at info (at) livingwithpmdd (dot) com.  Thanks so much!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

PMDD Quote of the Week

~Not being able to control my emotions, getting angry and being on the brink of tears all the time is getting old.~

Thursday, July 16, 2015

National Conference for PMDD Treatment Options - NAPMDD

Coming August 7-9

Here's the blurb for the panel I am on, but there are going to be a LOT of great speakers there.  Early bird registration has ended, but it's still an absolute bargain at $85 for two-plus days of information (Meet and greet reception Friday evening the 7th) on PMDD (and food, too...don't forget the food!)   Come to all or part of it...I'd love to see you there!

Renowned author and blogger of Living with PMDD, Liana Laverentz, will be discussing her new book and sharing invaluable insight on managing relationships while living with PMDD at the 2015 NAPMDD National Conference!

Laverentz will be joined by PMDD Partner and Advocate, Marc LaFleur; and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Elizabeth Santiago, M.A.

This is an excellent session for survivors and partners wanting to gain the tools necessary for a successful partnership despite this disorder.

 For more info and to register
go here.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

PMDD Quote of the Week

~My thoughts are all over the place right now...my insecurities are high...I want to run but then not move at the same time.~

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

PMDD and Relationships

On sale now for Kindle at Amazon.  Introductory price of $4.99.  Click on the cover to take you to the link. Available at Smashwords as well.  Also available in print at Amazon for the low introductory rate of $9.99.  Over 220 pages of understanding what it's like to be in a relationship when you have PMDD.

PMDD doesn't do normal, but every woman who lives the monthly nightmare that is Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder deserves to have strong, true, and lasting relationships, just like her non-PMDD enduring friends.  Based on the most-read posts in the blog Living on a Prayer, Living with PMDD, this book is for people in difficult relationships and focuses on how to deal with a loved one's PMDD.

Written with chapters for both the woman trying to cope with her PMDD, and her partner, PMDD and Relationships fills a need for understanding and hope.  Understanding of this often debilitating disorder that affects 3 - 8% of menstruating women, and hope for a normal life with friends and family.

Topics include how to develop a network of support and encouragement, and how to enjoy deep and abiding relationships in the midst of hormonal chaos.  You are not alone, and there is no reason for you to stay alone unless you choose to.  Even then, PMDD and Relationships can help you to deal with your PMDD and the world around you in a way that brings renewed joy into the life you were meant to live.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PMDD Quote of the Week

~It's so easy for those close to me to blame everything on my PMDD, including their bad behavior.~