We know that infertility can be extremely difficult for a woman but what about her partner or husband? Infertility can be equally upsetting for a male partner or spouse and he may not always verbalize how he’s feeling. Maybe he’s the strong silent type or just won’t express his emotions, but you can bet he is feeling frustrated and hurt in his own way.
If you’re doing all the talking (and crying), make sure to ask him how he’s feeling about the situation or just spend some quality time together doing something that makes you both feel normal. Infertility can really hurt a marriage and it can either make you stronger or weaker as couple. Turn towards each other instead of away from one another. And when in doubt, great big old bear hugs can be just as healing as words.
Posted by mum2nim, 31st May 2013