- Acceptance is the key to healing after infertility, but it
is not a simple process, taking time, and most importantly, an openness to the possibility
of finding acceptance.
- Acceptance does not mean that we are saying “it’s okay that this happened to me,” or that we
don’t really mind that we didn’t have children.
- Acceptance is simply an understanding that what we wanted
isn’t going to happen, and a
farewell to our dreams.
- We accept that our lives can and will still be good, productive, fulfilling, and we turn and look
to the future.
- We accept that grief, anger,
and other emotions will still come, but so too will joy, happiness, and
gratitude, even if we haven’t quite grasped them yet.
- We accept that we are valuable individuals, just as worthy
of love and deserving of a good life as anyone else, and show ourselves true self-compassion.
- We accept that this is not our fault, and we banish the guilt that “maybe
we didn’t want it enough/try hard enough,” by banishing the
negative thinking involved in infertility and childlessness.
- We start looking for the good in our lives, and we embrace it when we find it, feeling joy, happiness, and gratitude free of guilt, because there really is no other option.
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Note: This post was prompted by some questions I received, and some posts on other blogs.