It’s easy to say, “Don’t take it personally” when a friend or relative struggling with (in)fertility distances themselves from you when you tell them you’re pregnant. And whilst this is good surface advice, let’s be honest, it is personal – after all, you’re the one who’s pregnant.
However, try not to take it as a personal attack on you or your relationship with one another. TTC journeys can be incredibly lonely and sometimes others’ good news only adds to the feelings of isolation. Showing your friend or relative you love and care for them, and letting them know you’re ready to talk when they are will go a long way.