Being the fertile partner in an infertile relationship is hard. Not only are you infertile, but also you have to be ever so
careful about venting or complaining because of fear of making it worse for your infertile partner. We talked about this and more in this week’s Creating a Family show on Coping with Infertility as the Fertile Partner, with Dr. Andrea Braverman, a Clinical Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of OB/Gyn and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, and infertility therapist since 1985.
Blaming Your Infertile Partner
Every once in a while when you’re feeling sorry for yourself you might accidentally dip a toe into the blame ocean. It’s not pretty and most folks don’t readily admit to blaming, but it’s an emotion that lots of fertile partners have felt. After all, you aren’t infertile. You aren’t the reason why you aren’t a parent; why your house is so quiet; why you want to hide at family holidays.