Yes, you can you be happy without having a baby. These four tips for accepting a childfree life will show you that acceptance can be healthier than relentless fertility treatments and trying to get pregnant against all odds.
Easier said than done, right? But listen…
“The willingness to win OR lose moves us out of an adversarial relationship to life and into a powerful kind of openness,” writes Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen in Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. “From such a position, we can make a greater commitment to life.”
Kitchen Table Wisdom is one of my favorite books because it’s all about accepting both the bitter and the sweet parts of life. Dr Remen is an oncologist who never had children. She struggled with Crohn’s Disease for most her life, and when she was in her 20s had surgery to remove most of her intestines. Remen knows failure and heartache…and she teaches people how to bounce back to live full, passionate lives.
If you feel like you’ll never be happy without a baby, read When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden: Encouragement for Couples Facing Infertility. It’s a powerful book about accepting your life, even if you’re living with the pain of infertility.
Here are my tips for being happy even if you don’t get pregnant…
Accepting a Childfree Life – How to be Happy Without a Baby
A few readers have commented that they don’t like articles about accepting life without kids alongside advertisements for ovulation predictor kits and fertility supplements.
So, I’m moving all my “coping with infertility” articles to one of my other blogs – Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals.
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