Sometimes words aren't as important as we think.
The focus of this blog is clearly on my work with children in families impacted by addiction. But I can't ignore the fact that interacting with young kids and their parents is a painful reminder to me of another medical diagnosis shrouded in secrecy and silence.
More than one out of eight couples receive this diagnosis. Like addiction, it's a disease that does not discriminate and is often accompanied by stigma and shame.
April 22 through 28 is National Infertility Awareness Week. I wrote a little about my own experience with infertility a few months ago, and in honor of this week, I'd like to share another story.
There are numerous examples of what NOT to say to someone who is dealing with infertility. It can be more difficult to describe what TO say or do when someone you love is going through the experience.