I don't know why people think being infertile is contagious. I don't know why people ostracize us. They might not mean to, but it's true.
The only time half of the ladies in a local group spoke to me was when I brought a friend's daughter with me. The rest of the time it's like they don't know how to treat me because I don't have kids. They feel they have nothing to relate to me.
Just because we don't have kids, doesn't mean we don't want to be around your kids. It broke my heart once when someone we hadn't seen in years blurted out "Well I thought you didn't want kids." Lawrence turned around and said "WHO SAID THAT? We never did!" Bless Lawrence's heart, I walked out of the room and left him to fend for us... I went and hid in the garage.
One person asks us about us, our jobs, then halfway through our sentence they butt in, cut us off and start on about their grandkids, not letting us finish. I thought it was only a one time, maybe twice incident. Nope. This is every time we talk to this person. I am starting to feel they are rubbing their grandkids in our face because we haven't given any to our family..... (p.s. that specifically has been asked, when we are giving the family grandkids, and upset that we can't)
Some say I am over reacting, that this isn't happening... but when this has been happening for four years now - I have to say there is a pattern. It's time to break it.
I do have kids in my life. I do have good grades to brag on, funny things kids say and do, school projects we're proud of, college acceptance letters that were received (I love you Em!), and so much more....
Please help us break the cycle. CNBC families do want to come over for holidays, do want to make cookies with you, do want to LIVE!