The experiences of infertility and miscarriages can weigh heavily on a couple. It is a circumscribed experience like none other; each member of the couple is hoping, hurting, yearning, and grieving in their own way about the same thing. Quite often each person feels uniquely alone despite feeling very much loved by their spouse. The world does not talk openly about infertility or miscarriages. Sometimes there is shame around the whole experience. It is of paramount importance that the couple receive bolstering in many ways, including therapy. Often support groups can also be helpful.
The therapist will have the opportunity to draw out each partner and offer the added support and strength that neither partner has. Additionally, the therapist’s expertise and experience with these issues will help normalize and contextualize the deep suffering characterized by this difficult season of life.