The Threesome You Never Wanted

When couples learn that they are struggling with infertility, they are confronted with innumerable stressors. What was once spontaneous, private sexy time often becomes a prescribed, tracked and medically supported act. It is no wonder that many couples feel a tremendous lack of control when undergoing treatment for infertility. Read more about strategies for remaining closely aligned as a couple in your interactions with the medical system.

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Accepting Support with Grace

Asking for, and accepting, help from others can be particularly troubling in our Western society which emphasizes individuality and independence as cultural values. Relying on others can often bring up feelings of shame, guilt and inadequacy. However, research has demonstrated that ones perception of connectedness to their social network is a reliable indicator of well being (Cohen & Willis, 1985; Helgeson, 2002). Read more about how to offer and ask for help.

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