Telling someone who is fighting a battle to just stay positive, smile, and be thankful for everything they have, is really annoying because all it does it imply that the person fighting isn’t already doing all those things. The treatments women endure involve medication and drugs that are hormone altering, thus affecting their emotions, mood and behavior. (Besides the not so nice physical symptoms) Some feelings are not by choice, it is a physical/chemical reaction. They are trying to be positive and think happy thoughts, trust me, but these emotions are often not a frame of mind but part of the many symptoms of Infertility. It is not something that can be quickly fixed nor is it any fault of their own. Telling them to be positive is kind of like telling them they are being negative. That is the last thing someone fighting this battle needs to hear. They shouldn’t be made to feel embarrassed or ashamed for their feelings and definitely shouldn’t have to pretend to be ok just for the sake of others. They are doing the best they can. Admitting pain doesn’t make you less of human being. It makes you just human.
Admitting pain doesn’t make you less of human being. It makes you just human.