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In Search of Fatherhood: A Male's Experience of Infertility

Fatherhood Infertility

When it comes to challenges around getting (and staying) pregnant, so often the focus and support is geared toward the woman. There are an abundance of support groups, books, and resources to help women overcome the challenging feelings that accompany unsuccessfully becoming pregnant.

But, as we all know, it takes two to make a baby, and rarely is the support and attention channeled toward men during periods of infertility.

In this post, we’ll explore what men go through during infertility with their partners, and offer some recommendations on how men can better cope alongside their partner during this challenging time.

Playing the Supportive Role

First off, supporting a woman ...

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How and When to Choose a Couple’s Therapist

Choosing a couple's therapist

Nearly every couple in a long-term relationship goes through times that are challenging, stretches in which they might question the relationship, and periods of frustration with one another. These ebbs and flows are normal and, while challenging, can also be opportunities for growth and learning.

Too often, when couples are going through these challenging times, marked by arguments and feelings of disconnection, it’s easy for them to want to give up on the relationship rather than diving into a conversation and understanding the root causes of disagreements and friction.

Involving a couple’s therapist, as a neutral party who can provide insight and guidance, can be highly valuable in ...

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The Key to Making Couple’s Therapy Work: Regular Maintenance

couple holding hands

In my work as a Denver therapist, I regularly witness the power of individual therapy to heal relationship problems. Setting aside time to talk about the way your relationships influence your thoughts and behaviors one-one-one with a trained relationship psychologist is paramount to transforming a relationship.

Many couples choose couples therapy in addition to, or sometimes instead of, individual therapy to work through their greatest relationship challenges, arguments, and differences. While this can be an effective complement to individual therapy, generally couples wait too long to make the commitment to couple’s therapy, and being more proactive about the need for such therapy is key to it’s success.

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