How can we keep our relationship strong during a fertility treatment?
For better or worse
Infertility can be a lonely journey even with the support of a loving partner. At times, you may feel misunderstood and on your own. In part, it’s because it’s unrealistic to expect one person to meet every emotional need. In part, it’s also because men and women communicate differently.
Women tend to confront a problem directly by talking things out. They seem naturally able to share feelings, especially with other women. On the other hand, men find it less natural to share their feelings and try to work out things themselves. Being aware of these differences can help you avoid misunderstandings and experience your treatment journey as a team.
|Accept the fact that men and women deal with emotions differently and solve problems differently too. You both may care just as deeply about becoming a parent, but express it in different ways. Use the Fertility Compass to discover your own coping style and compare it with the coping style of your partner.|