Showing posts from May, 2016

How to Keep Your Relationship Strong During Infertility

Two years ago this week we learned that we only have two choices, Donor or Adoption.We were lost, angry and beat down. Science, surgery, medicine, herbs nor vitamins could help. We have never cried so much in that week. This kind of pain can tear a couple apart, but we were determined to stay strong. We worked hard at keeping our minds and heart calm and in love.

I want to offer hope to those that are facing the same situation. Do not destroy your relationship because of infertility. Even if the person had caused their infertility, remember why you are with them. You love them and it wasn't solely based on them giving you children.

Communicate even if its just tears.  You can listen to each other, speak your heart, write when you can't speak. Don't be afraid of counseling; its not just for hurting couples. My husband, a family therapist, sat in front of another therapist and talked about our infertility and marriage. If he can do it, then you know that you can too.

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4 Tips for Couples Trying to Travel

Traveling with a spouse can actually be harder than traveling alone due to the costs and different desires of where to go. It's very important to keep in mind that you have to get away from your home even if it's for one night, so try to work out something with your spouse/partner.

One elementary way to handle the traveling argument is to chose a price range like $300-$500 and each write down 3 places that will fit in that budget. Place them in a hat, shake, chose and start planning. If you cant decide on the amount to spend, place those in a hat or just chose the lowest amount. It might be a welcoming challenge to enjoy Las Vegas under $400 for a week.

Hubby and I have to travel a few times a year or we will never see our family. Our parents and siblings are in Illinois and Virginia, and grandparents, aunts and first cousins are spread out between Philadelphia and Raleigh NC. Not to mention that we have best friends in Michigan. Each September we sit down and plan out our tra…