Are you reading this in the bathroom?
Did you make some excuse to sneak back to and barricade yourself in the guest room?
Are you out for a “run”?
No judgment here. I have done my share of escaping and hiding over holiday weekends in attempts to get away from the hurtful comments and unhelpful suggestions (unintentional and otherwise) and try desperately to regain my composure before marching back into the fray.
Those voices say:
“When are you going to start having babies?”
“Am I never going to get grandchildren?!”
“Why don’t you just adopt?”
“Time for the family photo!”
Take a deep breath. Now…I want you to hear my voice:
You are enough.
You are beautiful.
You are loved.
You are not alone.
Resources are available for you: Put out a call for support in the Comments here; we’re good at commiserating and encouraging. Read old posts for ideas on how to get through the tough days. Visit the Life Without Baby Facebook page. Reach out to others in Forums and Discussions. (It’s free. Click on the Community link in the menu above to sign up.) Call an understanding friend. Hang in there. xoKathleen