One of the most challenging issues for couples to navigate are those regarding infertility. The heartbreak and frustration that can come with each month that you do not conceive can really take its toll on your emotional and relationship health as well as your finances – adding even more stress.
Wanting so badly to be parents but not being able to do so, yet watching people around you announce the growth of their families with what seems to you like little effort may leave you feeling sad, angry, disengaged and even like you are somehow defective.
There are many reasons for infertility and each one can bring different feelings that can be hard to deal with. Especially if there is no known reason.
When is it time to get help?
If you are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, abnormally anxious, depressed, feeling excessive grief or sadness, when your relationship with your partner and others are affected and your ability to cope or function is limited, it might be time to seek help. This can be a very difficult time with many ups, with the hope that each new month or treatment brings and many downs, if they are not successful.
There is no specific treatment for dealing with the emotional impact of infertility. Many treatment methods can be successful depending on how infertility is affecting you. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy and many more for dealing with anxiety and depression as well as couples therapy for dealing with the stress on your relationship, It depends on you and what treatment method best suits your needs and personality. Your therapist will work with you to determine the most effective treatment method for you (and your partner if you’re both seeking support).
What will I get out of treatment with Insight?
Our therapists will support you as you go through this time in your life. You (and your partner) do not have to face this alone – we can help you with coping strategies.