The grumpiness is indeed a male thing, related to aging, but I forget what the science behind it is. But there is science behind it. Which does not mean I am giving hubby a free pass to be difficult.
Wanting a break from it all? I have a hard time relating.
My husband always said I was the non-moody one in the family, so I never got all that guff. Mind you, I never gave it either. I never used hormones as an excuse for snarky behaviour. If women use their hormones to justify being a b*, they mustn't be surprised when their hormones don't get any respect.
Bottom line: we are all influenced by our hormones, but we don't have to be controlled by them, whether it's estrogen, testosterone, or ghrelin. I think people use them as a cop-out, instead of learning some self-control. Yes, sometimes it is a major challenge to control them, but it can be done.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford