Co-workers, friends, your dentist, even strangers at the grocery store suddenly have a lot of questions about your fertility status. Everyone seems to have a hot take on your situation and an annoying amount of sentences start with, “Have you tried…?”
If you’re childless or experiencing infertility, these interactions can leave you feeling everything from annoyance to dread. You aren’t sure how to respond, how much to disclose, or how to protect your emotions.
You remember when small talk felt easy and social interactions left you feeling connected.
I wish I had a magic wand to stop people from asking you intrusive questions and giving unsolicited advice about your fertility or parental status. I don’t.
But, I can offer guidance in exploring common scenarios and crafting a few go-to responses to help you feel confident and prepared the next time you find yourself in an awkward social situation.
You’re not alone, friend. One of the most common questions I’m asked is how to respond to intrusive questions and unsolicited advice.
These are really difficult conversations to have. They can be triggering and bring our grief to the surface.
These are normal responses. However, I do think with some thoughtful preparation and practice, these conversations can get easier. I’d like to be your guide as you craft and try out new ways of responding.
I’ve been in your shoes. Over time, I’ve gained confidence in being able to respond in ways that honor how I’m feeling and the desired outcome for these interactions. In this mini-course, I’ve put everything I’ve learned into a framework that I’m excited to share with you.
You’ll get immediate access to the mini-course and will have access for a full year from the date of purchase.
The audio lessons are about an hour. You’ll want to add another 30-60 minutes to answer the journaling prompts.
Due to the digital nature of the product and the fact that it contains instant access, refunds are not available. Please look through all the details before you purchase.
All of the mini-course lessons include closed-captioning and transcripts.