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Love Letters

My fertility problems are hurting the marriage

Q.I’m married to the absolute greatest man I’ve ever met. We have careers, great friends, and supportive and loving families. But we’ve been struggling with infertility. It’s been an exhausting, agonizing, and soul-destroying two-year journey so far, and if it continues much longer, I’m afraid our marriage won’t survive it.

It might sound corny, but back when “Glenn” and I were first falling in love, I often imagined that our future children would have his sparkling eyes or his generous nature. So when he asked me to grow old with him, I believed that the rest of our lives would include children and grandchildren.

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