If you have never struggled with infertility yourself, it can be hard to understand why the person you care about is so preoccupied, upset and unable to do things they used to enjoy doing. You may even worry that they are getting so depressed and withdrawn that they will never come out of it. So what can you do to help?
Ask how they are doing
Many people who are struggling with fertility problems don’t want to talk about all the details of what they are going through all the time, but they can feel ignored and overlooked if those close to them don’t acknowledge their distress.