Infertility is a couples inability to conceive due to various factors. Trying to conceive causes a lot of tension and emotional stress. Infertility can be a real test of a couple’s relationship and affect the foundation of a marriage. It can be a draining process in your marriage as it consumes all your emotional resources. Infertility causes you to neglect your relationship with your partner as all your focus is centred around conceiving.
How to cope with infertility?
# Work as a team
Infertility requires a lot of emotional support and understanding. It is important that couples deal with the issues together and share the responsibilities of the process.
# Take care of your well-being:
It is so easy to neglect oneself and your partner during the process of infertility. The process can become stressful and draining at the same time. Try not to neglect your partners needs by focusing all your energy on trying to conceive.
# Find the silver lining in each and everyday:
Although infertility is a serious topic and no matter how tough it may be, always try to find the positive in every negative situation. Just as the saying goes “laughter is the best medication”, having a good sense of humour releases the tension between couples.
# Seek support:
Infertility can put a strain on your relationship and it is not always easy for couples to express their feelings regarding infertility. Having a well-balanced support structure will make couples realize that they are not in the process alone and that they have the support of their loved ones.
# Communicate openly:
Communication is one of the most important factors in any relationship. Without openly communicating with your partner regarding infertility, it may become painful for one or both partners to discuss. It is important to remember that you and your partner are on this journey together, no matter what the outcome of the process will be.
Tips to help keep your relationship strong:
- Communication is important and couples should always have a open and transparent relationship
- Always remember that you are a team and you doing the process together
- Always have a positive mindset and do not overthink the process
- Always be kind towards your partner
- Block out negativity
- Do not underestimate the impact of your infertility process
Considering all the above mentioned tips, having a positive mindset and blocking out negativity will lead to a more healthier well-being and making the process a lot easier.