coping with childlessness

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5 Things You Need to Live With Infertility as a Woman Over 40

Living with infertility requires grit and grace — especially for women over 40 who believed they’d have children one day. What do you need to enter the second half of life as an infertile woman? How do you live happily with infertility when you always planned to have a family?

How to Stop Infertility From Being the Worst Thing in Your Life

How do you cope with the disappointment, pain, and grief of infertility? There are no easy answers or quick tips for stopping infertility from being the worst thing you’ll ever experience – but here you’ll find what works for me. First, read this comment from a woman who went through her own infertility roller coaster before accepting that she’ll never be […]

Not Pregnant at Christmas? How to Survive the Holidays

If you want to be pregnant but you’re not, Christmas is the most disappointing time of year. Here are a few emotional, physical, and spiritual tips for surviving the holidays. One way to cope with not being pregnant at Christmas is to avoid the holiday season altogether. I’ve spent a few Christmases in Mexico and Hawaii, and found that it […]

Childlessness and Happiness – Why I’m OK With Being Childless

Childlessness doesn’t have to mean unhappiness, even for women who desperately want kids. Here’s why I’m okay with being childless (it’s not “childfree” to me, because it’s not my choice). A reader recently said: “We recently found out that we can’t have kids and have decided against fertility treatments,” says T. on  7 Ways to Make Peace With Infertility. “It […]

Overcoming Infertility Depression When You Can’t Conceive

Learning how to overcome infertility depression when you can’t conceive a baby is an ongoing process. You may never totally, completely accept the idea of never having kids…but you can learn how to live fully without getting pregnant. If you feel broken, disconnected or without hope, read Broken Vessel Restored: How to Overcome Depression, Illness, Infertility, and Hormonal Imbalance and […]

How to Live With the Fact That You’ll Never Have Children

A reader asked how to live with the fact that she’ll never have children; she doesn’t want to feel sad all the time. I know how she feels, because we can’t have kids either. Every Drunken Cheerleader: Why Not Me? is an incredibly insightful, helpful book for couples who can’t have children. Don’t take this journey alone; walk alongside women who know […]