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Ways To Deal With The Emotional Aspects Of Infertility
1. Accept your feelings
Accepting and addressing your feelings is the first step towards healing. It is completely normal to feel emotions of sadness, jealousy, and anger. It is natural to have a feeling of unhappiness and a desire to achieve what others are able to achieve, in fact, without much difficulty. You don’t have to punish yourself for having emotions. Being aware and accepting the feelings, can keep you away from getting frustrated / hurt by your own feelings.
2. Know that you are not alone
People with fertility issues always feel they are alone in suffering while everyone else is blessed with a child. Even though this feeling is natural, it is important to know that infertility is very common and there are many people going through the same. The number of people with infertility issues increases day by day. So, you are not alone on this journey.
3. Fickle emotions are common while facing infertility
If you feel dual emotions at the same time, you don’t have to blame yourself for it. You can feel good about the progress that your friend has made and feel sad for no reason at the same time. You don’t have to feel sorry for your emotions, and each emotion is valid. You can deal with such situations by setting boundaries. If you don’t feel like celebrating your friend’s pregnancy news, just say “No” to the gathering. Setting boundaries for your own mental health would not make you a bad person. A close friend who sympathises with your situation will surely understand.
4. Seek emotional support
You don’t have to go through this alone. You are surrounded by people who care about you and would make an effort to make you happy. It can be your partner, family, or friends. Ask for their support when you need it. Seeing professional psychologists also helps you to share the feelings, and you will get unbiased support from them. Joining Support Group meetings is another way of finding support for the feelings you are going through.