Trying to conceive is an emotional time for any couple, and finding out that you're infertile can be a devastating blow to your relationship. It's not uncommon to feel a mixture of emotions, including sadness, guilt, and even failure. But when this happens, it's more important than ever for you and your partner to lean on one another and openly discuss your feelings. And there are conversations to have with your partner if you are infertile to determine how you plan to move forward.
Although the two of you may be dealing with different emotions, it's important for you and your partner to acknowledge each other's feelings and be on the same page. You will need to agree on everything from whether you are willing to consider adoption or IVF treatments to whether or not you want to discuss the details of your journey with friends and family.
Additionaly, if you are feeling isolated from those around you who are celebrating their pregnancies, it is important not to blame yourself and to know that you are not alone. Astudy of married women conducted by the CDC found that 1.5 million women are infertile. There are support groups and trained professional counselors who can help you and your partner deal with your feelings. Use this list as a way to start a healthy dialogue with your partner and determine the best alternative options to grow your family.