It felt like a good idea to let our hair down a bit and go out for dinner, seeing as it is Christmas. It can be a really tricky time of year: so focused on families, lots of sentimental heart-wrenching Christmas ads on the tv to avoid, not to mention for some people the difficulty of dealing with the feelings that arise when spending time with their own families. So it was nice to go out and eat together, socialising with other people who just 'get it'. There was no need for explanations, or trying to hide feelings or worrying about whether those feelings are 'normal' or 'wrong'. It is just great to know that other people have been there and felt those feelings too and however isolating a social family-orientated occasion can feel, we are not alone in the pain that is infertility.
Talk to other members...
We now have a secret group on Facebook ie. none of your Facebook friends will see that you are a member or what you post there. So it is a safe place to chat to other members and hear about the latest meet ups. Find out how to get invited by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.