Relationship Therapist Wheaton MD
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 10 percent of women who are under the age of 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or have difficulty carrying the pregnancy to full term if they do conceive. Unfortunately, infertility issues can also have a negative impact on their relationship. Many of these couples turn to a relationship therapist Wheaton MD couples recommend to work through these issues. While your medical doctor can help you work through the physical aspect of fertility, a therapist can help you work through the emotional.
When there is an issue with infertility, it can have an impact on both the partners individually, as well as their overall relationship. Both partners may have moments of frustration, anger, sadness, and even shame. Infertility can also have a negative impact on the couple’s sexual relationship because of the large focus on getting pregnant and sometimes lack of just enjoying the moment and the intimacy. Over time, the couple can begin resenting each other and resenting the relationship.
It also doesn’t help when family and friends are often inquiring when the couple will finally start a family because they are unaware of the issues with conceiving. That often just adds extra pressure on the couple and their relationship.
Even if a couple is remaining committed and strong through these issues, a therapist Wheaton MD families turn to can help ensure that commitment stays strong. It is much better and healthier to address potential issues before they actually become issues than to wait and let them fester. The added stress of struggling with your relationship can also have a negative impact on getting pregnant.
If a couple is already feeling the strain infertility is having on their relationship, counseling can also help. It is never too late to work with a relationship counselor. A therapist creates a neutral and safe environment where both partners can honestly discuss their feelings about the fertility issues, as well as have their emotions and feeling validated.
Are You Having Fertility Issues in Your Relationship?
If you and your partner are having a hard time conceiving, consider working with a Wheaton, MD relationship therapist to help learn the skills to successfully navigate through this difficult time. Multiple studies have shown that when a couple works together and uses similar coping methods when important issues arise – like infertility – communication and relationship satisfaction are much stronger. If you are having fertility problems and would like to learn how one of our therapists can help you and your partner work through this difficult time, contact Lindsey Hoskins & Associates. Our therapists have extensive experience working with couples and are dedicated to all our clients. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.