As a clinical psychologist specializin in infertility, I cannot count the number of times I have heard a client lament the fact that he or she is feeling bitter about infertility. There usually is tremendous worry and guilt about feelings of bitterness. For some reason in our culture, bitterness is one of the most negatively viewed emotions. Of course, prolonged bitterness for years and years isn't a good thing, but a little short-term bitterness probably won't do lasting harm. After all, there is much to be bitter about when it comes to infertility. It is unfair and painful, and treating it is usually expensive, time-consuming, and fraught with stress. I think it is unrealistic to expect that a person going through infertility treatment wouldn't feel bitter at some point.
If you ever find yourself feeling bitter about infertility, I would encourage you to try to accept these feelings as a natural result of your situation. Most likely, they will be temporary. Thus, although they are not pleasant feelings to sit with, they are usually not cause for concern. By accepting and working through your bitter feelings, you are much more likely to be free of them in the long-run.
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