Dealing with Questions from Family After an Infertility Diagnosis by Psychic Source

Published Date 11/29/2013
Under: Love, Relationships & Family



The only thing worse than finding out you're infertile is having to share the news with your loved ones.

An infertility diagnosis is shattering for a couple who is trying to conceive. The dreaded task of telling family is often so painful that couples avoid it altogether, keeping their struggle to themselves. If and when you do choose to share your diagnosis, it's important to prepare yourself ahead of time for some of the questions you'll deal with.

Decide Who to Tell
After you've shared your diagnosis with close family members, they're likely to wonder who they can and can't tell. Avoid any uncomfortable revelations over Thanksgiving dinner by making your wishes on this matter clear from the beginning. If you want your immediate family members to keep the news quiet, it's important that you specify this. If you don't address the issue, you may receive unwelcome calls from distant aunts as the word spreads.

Explain the Diagnosis
Practice explaining your diagnosis in simple terms. You don't want to stumble over phrases that your family doesn't understand while trying to keep up your composure during this delicate revelation. You and your partner should also decide where you want to draw the line when it comes to details. You can offer an explanation as simple as "we're having trouble." Remember that you don't have to offer specifics beyond what you're comfortable with no matter what questions you're asked.

Handle the Adoption Question
Well-meaning relatives often broach the subject of adoption, which is a sensitive topic for couples who are spending all their savings trying to conceive a child of their own. Prepare an answer for this question ahead of time. If you don't want to discuss the point in detail, make this clear upfront. If you're undecided, you and your partner should decide whether you'd like to hear advice from others. Sometimes the unbiased opinion of someone like a psychic reader is easier to handle than the opinions of family.

Set Conversational Limits
Once you've explained your situation, it's important to let your family know what questions you will and won't answer. Let them know what topics are off-limits. You may also want to let them know that it's painful for you to hear about others' pregnancies and babies in detail so these topics won't come up as often when you're around. Getting some psychic advice on this matter beforehand can help you anticipate some touchy topics that you'll want to place off-limits early in the conversation.

Open the Floor for Discussion
Most couples dread hearing relatives ask how fertility treatments or adoption applications are going. Let your family know that you'll provide them with timely updates when appropriate. Ask them to wait for you to broach the topic so you don't have to worry about when the subject will come up again if you're not ready to discuss it.

Handling infertility matters is delicate, but you can safely share with family by setting limits and letting them know what you expect from them.

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