As a friend or family member of a loved one suffering from infertility, it can be challenging to know how to handle the situation.
So, how can you best comfort someone going through fertility treatments or even just coming to terms with their own infertility?
Here are the 9 Do’s and Don’ts for Supporting Friends and Family Members with Infertility:
1. Take the Issue Seriously
2. Don’t Take It Personally
3. Always Be Sensitive
4. Let Them Process
5. Don’t Pry
6. Ask How You Can Show Support
7. Don’t Push
8. Do Some Research on Your Own
9. Offer a Distraction
The truth is this can be a tough situation for a friend or family member. Infertility can cause distance in relationships that were otherwise very close. Most of the time it’s temporary, and you can navigate the waters effectively if you just remember to always be sensitive and to support your friend or family member in the way that’s best for them.