The emotional pain and waiting while trying to conceive can be agonizing. It’s actually normal (and healthy) to experience depression while struggling with infertility, but it’s not something that you have to suffer through alone or in silence. You may feel extremely sad or even hopeless. This experience is frequently difficult for both partners individually and a heavy weight on the relationship itself.
The Painful Wait
You might find yourself constantly stuck in negative thought patterns, questioning yourself and wondering if you are failing. Many folks find themselves thinking things like “I will never have a baby” or “What is wrong with me that I can’t have a baby?” or “If we can’t have a baby will my partner leave?” Waiting can be so painful.
How you might be feeling...
We help by supporting the relationship or the individual, or both. We use an evidence based, attachment lens therapy that connects partners together to support one another. Through this process, couples learn that they can turn toward one another rather than away from each other for support. They also learn how to communicate their basic needs and how those needs may drive a behavior that perpetuates a cycle within their relationship.