Infertility issues can turn your world upside down. You may find yourself in the middle of grief, loss, and distress that you didn’t ask for. More than emotional stressors, infertility can stress our relationships with others – both our partners and our friends and family – and can bring a financial strain we didn’t plan for. Having issues conceiving may mean feeling a stigma for both men and women. We may feel like something is wrong with us. Friends and family may not understand what we’re going through. It may be difficult to go out into public and see babies and young children, not to mention pregnant soon-to-be mothers. We may start to isolate ourselves amid the guilt, shame, and sadness that we feel. We try to ride out the ups and downs as we cling to hope and sheer wishing, only to face another disappointment. Infertility involves loss – both visible and invisible, and it can be hard to give yourself permission to grieve.
Therapists at Live True Counseling Can Help
When feeling stuck is making you unhappy or causing distress, therapy can help. Talking through your feelings can help you explore your options and discover possibilities that you didn’t know were there. Therapy can help you explore your feelings of uncertainty and immobility. Exploring those feelings can bring about a shift, present you with different perspectives, and help you figure out what the barriers are to moving forward. Talking with someone who accepts you and your struggle and who can help you get your feet back under you can lead you to take the next step that you previously didn’t think was possible.
Live True Counseling’s therapists understand what it’s like to feel like you’re not moving forward in life the way you want to. We provide a warmth and acceptance that allows you to feel safe as you explore your difficulties and distress. Our therapists can help guide you toward finding your own answers that make sense for your life. We can help you discover new ways forward and partner with you as you uncover next steps that are meaningful for you.