Life Without Baby

Filling the silence in the motherhood discussion

You Are Not Alone July 12, 2012

   We read to know we are not alone.

~ C.S. Lewis

Most of us live in countries where we enjoy freedom of speech and if we choose to talk about infertility, or childlessness, we can. The problem is that for many us, these are still taboo subjects and not suitable for cocktail party conversation. I know that many of you haven’t spoken about your situation beyond your very closest family members and most trusted friends. It’s scary when you don’t know how people will respond.

When I first began this blog, I was uncomfortable talking openly about infertility and living without children. I was afraid of being attacked or being controversial, and honestly, of getting my delicate feelings hurt.

But, in writing about this subject, I’ve discovered that, even when I thought I was the only person who felt a certain way, I seldom was. I also learned that there is nothing more comforting than hearing (or reading) the words, “Me too,” from someone who truly understands how you feel.

Every Thursday, some wonderful guest bloggers have shared their points of view, written about their experiences, and given us the chance to say, “Me too!” Now I invite you to put your thoughts into words. What are the issues you face? What’s helped you on your journey? What’s been good? What’s been unbearable? What have you learned about yourself on the way?

Odds are if something is important to you, it will be important to someone who reads it, too.

You can send your submissions through this form, or email me directly at editor [at] lifewithoutbaby [dot] com.

If you need some inspiration, check out some of the recent guest posts.


3 Responses to “You Are Not Alone”

  1. Jenny Says:

    I’m going to keep this in the back of my mind. I like to write, but I’m a childfree “newbie” and still trying to get my bearings. I did want to say though that I love this site. I’ve yet to join the forum but I look forward every day to the LW/OB posts. I read them every morning over a cup of tea, and they frequently speak to what I am currently facing.

  2. Wolfers Says:

    Something for me to think about at this time…. I know I am a bit different from most women here due to going through the infertility struggle less than 3 months, and of losing it all in that timelength, and of being Deaf- will need to expand on that…

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