Infertility can be crippling. It is one of the worst things one can imagine and, really, someone experiencing it doesn’t want to know your opinions.
Here are some things you should never say to a friend who is experiencing infertility:
- Just relax: Asking them to relax will show that you don’t understand or even care about their situation. This is a red flag. Don’t do it.
- Whose fault is it? Why do you want to know? Why do you want to pin the blame on one of the partners? Asking whose fault it is, is very rude.
- There are worse things that could happen. Trivializing what others are going through is the worst thing you could do to them. Yes, there are worse things that are going on but that doesn’t minimize someone’s pain.
- At least you can travel and go out on dates. You can also get enough sleep! Anyone who is going through infertility would trade all these luxuries and even more to get pregnant.
In order to be a good friend, listen to your friend. If she doesn’t want to share, do not pry or poke your nose. A silent shoulder is much more appreciated than a rude talker.
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