Category: Child Free Living

Is it a Guy Thing?

Last week I received a frantic call from a client whose husband had changed his mind about continuing with infertility treatment. The couple had been trying to conceive for years and had taken on a tremendous financial burden. Their last IVF cycle had failed and that is when her husband declared, "Enough, I am done, I have supported you throughout...

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She Led an Important Life: A Tribute to Marie Colvin

Journalist Marie Colvin died doing what she loved best. She believed that she could make a difference in the world by uncovering the atrosities associated with our global state of unending war. In the words of her heart-broken mom, "She led an important life".

Marie never got around to having children, but yearned for them without bitterness.

Without bitterness. She...

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How do we Define our Family?

Dr. Joann Paley Gaist, Ph.D. did a wonderful post offering good suggestions on how to handle the holidays with family. I have been thinking a lot about family and holidays in recent weeks. More specifically I have been thinking about what family really means and who do we view as our family. A dear friend of mine who is...

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Transitions and Infertility

The media has been in overdrive reporting on the life transitions of Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver. Oprah chose to end her 25 year reign as the queen of television. Maria Shriver did not choose to be in the middle of a scandal caused by her husband that has blown her world apart. It got me thinking about the transitions that...

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Child-Free Living on Father's Day

About 10 years ago, I received a call from my dad just before Father's Day. My mom had recently died from her second bout with cancer, and my dad and I had become extremely close as a result. After the usual check-in conversation (how are you feeling, how are the dogs, etc...) he asked if my partner and I had thought...

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