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23 Nov 2004

Jealous of pregnancy in others
Hi there,

I have been TTc for the past 2 years. At the moment I have 2 ladies and 1 guy whose wife is preggies all working with me. It is so hard to be all happy and excited for every new development in their lives.
How do I handle this situation? I want to scream every time I hear them talking about their "bundles of joy".
It is not possible to avoid them as we all work in one office.

Please help!
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Actually, Jordon, thats a rather good question. People can indeed get so wrapped up in their own wholesome pleasure at procreating, that they forget that their personal little bundles aren't compulsorily a joy to absolutely everyone else. especially to people who are having difficulty achieving a wanted but elusive pregnancy ; people who have had a miscarriage, and others. And the bad-taste jokes, such as you describe towards your hubby, about people who through no fault whatsoever of their own, are not as fertile as others, are simply cruel and atrocious bad manners.
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