When you are experiencing infertility, you may be asking yourself:
- Why me?
- What’s wrong with me and with my relationship?
- Why is it so easy for everyone else?
- Is this my punishment?
- Why doesn’t my body just work correctly?
Infertility Impacts Your Relationship
In your relationship, you may be experiencing distress. You may be on edge and fighting and arguments may be increasing. Infertility also wreaks havoc on your sex life – going from an intimate, connected part of your relationship to a total focus on outcome of pregnancy.
Infertility Takes over Your Life
Experiencing Infertility can be devastating for everyone involved. You expect to be able to get pregnant, even taking precautions to avoid it. Now, when you’re ready to be parents, infertility becomes a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Research has concluded that an infertility diagnosis is as stressful as a cancer diagnosis. Too many people are told that that if they just relax, they’ll get pregnant. Would anyone face cancer the same way?
Therapy Can Help You Manage the Pain and Repair Your Relationship
Sometimes you just need someone to listen and offer objective observations. Therapy offers this and more. Infertility causes anxiety and increases stress. I offer tools to help with both that are unique to clients going through infertility and subsequent treatment. I faced infertility and know the unique pain – this informs my work with you and the tools I offer to help you find peace and relief from the pain.