So, my step-daughter (who I truly love) is with us for the weekend. Not unusual (we have her 50% of the time) but it’s the first time I’ve been around her since we were told I wouldn’t be able to have children. I’m finding it surprisingly painful and difficult. Am I a terrible person? Anybody else out there with step-kids that has any advice?
*More later – gotta go do bath time.
Nope. Just means you’re human. The news of infertility comes with a pet jealous infertile demon. The best way I’ve found to control it is to accept it first. Guilt only makes it worse.
Recognize the emotion.
Accept it as a normal response and forgive yourself.
Put a smile on your face and love that little girl anyway.
That’s my advice.
You’re very wise IVFmale.
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