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Quite often your family and friends who know about your situation want to be supportive, but they don't know how to go about it. They would probably find it helpful to get some pointers about what to say and what topics to avoid.
Sometimes it is hard to find the right time to bring up your struggles, and having a letter to give them is one strategy to make this easier. We have created a sample letter below. This can be used as a start, but should be edited it to reflect your situation and your relationship with the recipient.
As you know, I am currently trying to have child. So far we have not been successful, and this has been a difficult time for me. Fortunately, I know that I can count on you for support. However, it isn't always easy to know what to say when I'm around, so I've created a list of a few things that would help make this journey a little easier for me:
Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you so much for your understanding.
With warmth and kindness!
It is completely up to you to decide whether or not you would like to share your letter with anyone. If you do decide to, here are a few ideas:
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