Tips for Handling Holidays
By planning in advance and acknowledging that holidays may be uncomfortable; you can prepare yourself and improve your chances of getting through them.
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Preparing Yourself During the Holidays
Holidays can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances. Expectations are at a peak. Pressure comes, both from the outside and within, to break out of the normal routine – to celebrate, and to enjoy! But for the person experiencing infertility, holidays can add additional emotional stress to an already complicated situation.
You certainly can’t make the pain of infertility disappear miraculously. But by planning in advance and acknowledging that holidays may be uncomfortable; you can prepare yourself and improve your chances of getting through them.
Coping with Mother's Day and Father's Day
It can be particularly difficult to face the many emotional issues raised by infertility at a time when everyone is celebrating motherhood and fatherhood. RESOLVE urges men, women and couples who are experiencing infertility to plan ahead for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, acknowledge their feelings and prepare themselves emotionally to handle questions and comments from family and friends.
RESOLVE suggests the following:
Support Him During Father's Day
He is waiting for his card too. You know, the one in Hallmark that those struggling with infertility hope that one day they’ll open. Father’s Day is almost here and often with these types of holidays they tend to present themselves as emotional darts to both men and women. Read below for Father’s Day infertility support ideas.
Maybe that guy in your life is your husband, a son, or perhaps a family member or friend. One thing is for certain, he is not immune to the pain that infertility can rain over a couple. Guys need support and are many times forgotten about when the subject of infertility is brought into the conversation. It can be isolating for him because society has put the emphasis on the female throughout the resolution of this disease and the guys tend to step aside as the supporting role often are overlooked.
Let him know he is not alone show your support during HIS infertility resolution through treatment, adoption or transitioning to a childfree lifestyle. Here are a few tips on how you can support the men in your life who are dealing with infertility:
Share this information with family and friends to help them support the men in your life dealing with infertility.