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    Do You Love Someone Who Is Infertile? : What You Can Do to Help Her, What to Say to Support Her, and What You Should Never Do or Say

    ISBN-10: 0984178511
    ISBN-13: 9780984178513
    Author(s): Shari/DeGraff Stewart, Julia/Fichtner Krahm
    Description: An essential guide for anyone uncertain how to love and support an infertile wife, daughter, sister, or friend.In this heartfelt collection of stories and advice, authors Shari DeGraff Stewart and Julia Fichtner Krahm help anyone who cares about one  More...
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    Publisher: Stewart Institute for Infertility, The
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 106
    Size: 7.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.594
    Language: English

    An essential guide for anyone uncertain how to love and support an infertile wife, daughter, sister, or friend.In this heartfelt collection of stories and advice, authors Shari DeGraff Stewart and Julia Fichtner Krahm help anyone who cares about one of the seven million infertile women in the U.S. translate love into supportive words and actions. Drawing from their own experiences and those of others, the authors offer compassionate guidance on how to address many common challenges that readers might face when helping a loved one through this difficult time:- For those who don't know what to saywords and responses that are helpful to her, and importantly, what she absolutely doesn't want to hear- For those who feel helplessadvice on what to do to support, comfort, and empower her in what may be the fight of her life- For those who want to "get it"guidance on how to walk alongside her when she feels like no one understands her loneliness, anxiety, and pain

    Before we beginp. 1
    From one infertile woman to another: You are not alone.
    Helping you help herp. 4
    You are one of the few people who can walk alongside her as she desperately seeks to be a mother. We will help you.
    Is she obsessed?p. 12
    What looks like obsession is the love of a mother.
    Her worldp. 22
    Understand her feeling of barrenness and encourage her to recapture what has been life giving.
    The gift of angerp. 28
    The journey of infertility is a fight-and how can you fight without anger?
    She always dreamed of having childrenp. 34
    Husbands, while you can't ôfix it,ö here are the things that you can do to help her.
    She's with other people … but feels isolated, alone, and barrenp. 41
    What's helpful, what's not … and how to know the difference.
    When God feels silent, offer no simple answersp. 56
    Be the rare person who listens without judgment as she reconciles her faith with her pain.
    Bad news. Good newsp. 61
    She is facing the crisis of infertility treatment. You will be surprised how your support, or lack of support, will change her life and your relationship.
    What do I say if she's considering discontinuing treatment?p. 77
    Be relieved! She is not looking for you to provide the right answer. Here's what she is looking for.
    How to recognize the hidden dangers of her everyday lifep. 84
    Mother's Day, baby showers, and Christmas morning: infertility landmines and how you can protect her.
    What you don't know might hurt herp. 95
    Infertility may be her time of greatest loss, resulting in her greatest risk for depression.
    What you do today will change her life foreverp. 104
    She will always remember that you were with her during one of the most difficult times of her life.
    Personal Journalp. 107
    Authors' Biographiesp. 110
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