We have arrived at the time of year when the focus turns to the holidays: decorations everywhere you look in stores, endless Christmas music on the radio, and commercials intended to warm your heart that are focused on family and holiday gatherings. However, if you are struggling with infertility, these things can trigger sadness and depression as they become endless reminders of the happy, holiday memories you are unable to create. I know because I've been there.
What can be equally draining are the holiday events and gatherings in which you know you are going to get the hundred-million-dollar question: "When are you going to have kids?" Before you fly off into a—justified—rage, as every person with infertility would absolutely condone, I've compiled a list of tried and true strategies that have helped me navigate holiday scenarios with more ease and grace.