Our Family of 6
For many, Father’s Day is a time for cherishing the relationships between fathers and children. However, for others it can be a holiday that reminds you of someone you are longing for.
Here are some tips to support:
1. Listen to them. According to experts men are less likely than woman to share their infertility journey with family and friends so if they do please listen. Just listening can help.
2. Acknowledge their experience. You might not know how they feel about Father’s Day, but you can acknowledge that it’s not easy for them. Men are often very devoted to emotionally supporting their partner, and often don’t take time for them to processes emotionally. Just acknowledging how hard this is can help.
3. Don’t give advise unless you are asked. It’s natural to want to “fix” the situation but as much as you want to help, wait for them to ask for advise, otherwise just listen. It’s the most powerful tool.
4. Be sensitive. You can totally be excited if you’re expecting a child yourself, but try to share that excitement with someone else.
5. Invite them to do something that is not kid focused! Driving range, workout or maybe even a movie!