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How to Talk to Your Partner About Infertility

Talking about infertility isn’t easy. There are a lot of emotional and psychological aspects to it, and many people find it an uncomfortable topic that they’re not sure how to approach.

Fortunately, there are some ways you can talk to your partner about infertility that can make the conversation easier. Here are some basic communication tips that can help.

First, it’s important to be clear about how you’re feeling and what you need from your partner. Don’t leave them guessing as to what you need to hear from them, because what they would want to hear might not be the same kind of information you desire to hear. You deserve care and comfort during your fertility journey and you may have to work with your partner to help them understand what that looks like for you.

Second, set limits on the length of time you’ll talk about the issue with your partner. While it’s important for both of you to be able to say what you need to, you don’t want an endless conversation that can go in circles and cause you additional stress. Agree to talk for a set time, and then schedule another block of time to talk about it later, if necessary.

Additionally, make sure you’re dividing the workload and setting good boundaries with your partner. You shouldn’t be handling all the appointment scheduling and other details that come with your fertility journey. You also want to make sure you’re on the same page with your partner about what information is being shared and with whom. Respecting your privacy and supporting your needs are both extremely important.

While there’s always some trial and error to navigating any partnership, you deserve to have a partner who’s attentive to your needs and who wants to work with you on everything you both need throughout your journey. Speaking up about the issue and how you can solve it together is the best way to move forward, even if it’s not always easy to start that kind of conversation. With the right discussions and support you can feel more confident as you work to create your family.

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