People can be insensitive when it comes to painful topics like infertility, and many make hurtful comments, even when they don't mean to. Over the years, patients have shared some of those hurtful comments with me and my colleagues.
We're a generation that has learned to quickly use our phones to distract ourselves from uncomfortable situations, and instantly block, de-friend, or delete those who don't make us happy. But when it comes to our family, we're stuck with no digital tools of assistance.
Deep down, we know that holidays are not just sugar and spice. Too often for many of us it is also about playing the role of caregiver, nurturer, exemplary host(ess), peacekeeper, logistical coordinator and cook.