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Giving Yourself Compassion

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” - Brené Brown

When struggling with infertility, we can be really hard on ourselves. We often blame ourselves for the situation we are in and wonder what we did wrong. You may have thought more than once: “Why me? There must be something really wrong with me if I can’t conceive.”

This week, make a commitment to be compassionate with yourself. Think of what a trusted friend or family member would say to you to offer encouragement and compassion, rather than put you down. Whenever you hear a nasty thought about yourself creep into your mind, take a deep breath and remember what this person would say to you. And, above all else, remember the situation you are in is NOT your fault, you ARE enough and you are worthy of love.

  • Annie Hamilton, CSW

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