Though there are some women who might find they sleep better on the pill, she says. For instance, the pill might knock out bloating or shorten their period altogether. "Some women may notice a more stable sleep pattern across the month because of taking oral contraceptives, and not having the fluctuations in the hormones, but that has not been studied."
I tried to think about this as I put my shoes on: Am I seeking acknowledgment for this minor task? Is it time to switch to Velcro? But trying to think while working only made me take longer. It seemed clear that the problem wasn't the shoes, or my girlfriend, but me. Men just aren't built for shoes.
While my feelings toward my husband are definitely at a solid ten right now, my overall love tank is hovering around six or seven. And that distinction makes me realize what I'm doing wrong: I'm not relying on enough sources of support and care outside of my partner. I need to figure out how to correct that.