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Friday, January 09, 2009

Irritable Male Syndrome

Does it seem as if your partner is on an emotional roller coaster? In a funk or bad mood at least several times a week? According to mental health experts on the Today Show, he may have irritable male syndrome.

This can be a problem in your relationship - especially if he doesn't want to talk about it. And you can chalk this up to one more male/female difference. Whereas women want to discuss how they're feeling, men often internalize or hold in their emotions.

Your partner may not even know that he's sulking. If he gets mad about a trivial matter, it may represent something else going on. Don't pry and nag, or try to pamper and mother him. Notice what triggers the moods, let him know you're there if he wants to talk, and give him what he needs - which is most likely some space!

That frees you up from having to figure out what to do for him. But if you want to learn more about how to beat the blues - for yourself - click on the title of this post. And talk to us about what's going on - we're here for you!

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