It’s an interesting time of year. Yes, I know the song saysit’s the most wonderful time of year, but is it? Yes, it can be wonderful ANDit can be really difficult. I think the holidays have a way of intensifyingwhatever is going on in our lives. Are you happy and in love? Oh, the romanceof the season—the lights, the snow, being bundled up with your loved one. Areyou so very single, burnt out on dating, and convinced that if you see one moreHallmark Christmas movie commercial you might actually lose it? Or how aboutthis one: are you infertile? At this time of year, nothing means more thanfamily, yet here you are, unable to grow yours. Every Kleenex commercial, familyget together, and every Christmas card of smiling families breaks your heartjust a little bit more.
We often talk about the joy of the season, but I think thesorrow of the season needs a little recognition too. It’s so hard to wear themask of “merry and bright” when how you really feel is hopeless and crushed.
Inthis blog series, Jenna Orosco LPC, talks about infertility. As Jenna putsit, she’s “a card carrying member of the Infertility Club”. She gets it on apersonal level. And when she was struggling with her own infertility, she wasshocked by how few counselors specialized in the matter. She made a point tochange that for other women and couples. She specializes in counselingindividuals and couples struggling with fertility and family planning and whatthat can look like through assisted reproduction techniques, adoption, andmore. Jenna offers not only insight into the lives of families struggling withinfertility but also offers real guidance on what to do next, how to find acounselor, and how you know if you need counseling. Jenna owns Resolve Counseling, LLC in Longmont, CO. She’s a great counselor whocan talk about real stuff in a real way.