Friends

Welcome to the Fertility Blog A-Z and Everything In Between

April 6th, 2011
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Welcome to the new series of Fertility Blogs! As a Mom and a woman who had some of the most excruciating experiences with my infertility treatments, I can empathize and sympathize with every woman, man and family during these emotional times. A friend once asked me to describe myself, using one word, starting with the [...]

The Goal of Fertility Treatments

April 20th, 2010
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The Southeast Chapter of RESOLVE is having it’s first annual Family Building Conference on May 1st in Atlanta, Georgia (CLICK HERE for more information). Beyond being a spectacular idea – getting people together with experts to discuss issues surroung infertility – it is also very well named! The conference intends to “address the medical, emotional, [...]

Managing Friendships While Enduring Infertility

September 6th, 2007
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In my last post, TV Show “Friends”: Final Season and Infertility, I talked about how unfair it was that Monica, who had always wanted to be a mother, was unable to conceive while her friend, Rachel, had a surprise pregnancy. Monica was married, and her “nest” was all ready for a baby. Meanwhile, Rachel was [...]

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What Kind of Friend Are You?

June 4th, 2007
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Last week I posted about toxic friends, the types of toxic friends and how to deal with them. But, when I turn the lens to myself, I got to wondering if I am a toxic friend. And I have been in the past. While reading through the types, a lot of them rang familiar to [...]

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Types Of Toxic Friends 2

June 1st, 2007
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I am continuing my list of toxic friends that I have dealt with in my life in italics within the blockquote stating the types of toxic friends. Hopefully, if you can recognize any of these types in your life, you can begin to change the relationship or learn to let it go. The Promise Breaker [...]

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Types of Toxic Friends

June 1st, 2007
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Inserted into the blockquote, I’ll be writing in italics to describe some of my interactions with the various types. Fortunately, I’d done some relationship housecleaning before I decided to try to have children, so my infertile years were somewhat toxic friend free. Looking through the types and descriptions, I’m even more grateful. Having these types [...]

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Toxic Friends

May 28th, 2007
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We all know how wonderful a supportive friend can be during your dealings with infertility. They are priceless and they can come in many forms, whether a spouse, a sibling or other relative or, a friend. But, there are also relationships that look like friendship, but aren’t supportive or healing. These relationships are defined as [...]

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In/Fertile Friends? How to deal, sort of! ~Part One

October 16th, 2006
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A few weeks ago I received a letter through the network, asking about a very awkward situation. This gal is such a sweetie. She and her best friend were both pregnant at the same time. Her friend has recently lost her pregnancy and now the still pregnant friend is wondering the best way to support [...]

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Friends as Free Stress Reduction

March 28th, 2006

(p.s. keep reading for the deep-dark confession at the end!) I’m sure everyone’s heard of that Harvard Nurse’s Study that basically found out…nothing. Or, that maybe you shouldn’t feel guilty about that extra bowl of Ben & Jerry’s. It found, basically, that a low fat diet did NOT (so they say, although looking at how [...]

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The NEED for Friends–The View from the Fertility Blog

March 27th, 2006

I loooooove the zeitgeist of this group. I have been turning an idea about a blog friendship over and over in my head, and then I see two great posts on friends: “Speaking of Friends,” from Sandra, the International Adoption blogger and “Friends,” by Mo the Korean Adoption blogger. My post is on how I [...]

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