Life Advice

/

Health & Spirit

Would-be mother suffers through baby news

By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: All my life, I have wanted to be a mother -- more than anything else. Two years ago, I learned that the only way would be through IVF. I was devastated, but still hopeful.

My sister-in-law confided in me that she and her husband were struggling to become pregnant. I, in turn, opened up to her about my own infertility.

Last year on Father's Day I was invited to a gathering at their home.

They surprised everyone with the news that they were expecting.

I felt like I had been gut-punched, but managed a smile and congratulations, and left very quickly after the announcement.

I was inconsolable at home. I felt completely shattered.

 

I didn't understand my feelings. Why was I so tormented by someone's good news? I felt angry at them for not allowing me to deal with it in private.

I expect they shared my misfortunes with everyone else, and that made things even worse.

Fast-forward to today. It has been a year. Their child was born, and I have had two failed embryo transfers through IVF. I have not seen or spoken to them.

I am still hurting and angry. I don't know what to do to make the pain and animosity stop. Help.

...continued

swipe to next page
 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
 
 

Social Connections

Comics

One Big Happy Al Goodwyn Carpe Diem Scary Gary Barney & Clyde Jerry King Cartoons