DEAR DEIDRE: I FEEL like I have let everyone down because I cannot get my wife pregnant.
We have been trying for years.
I have had tests and know I am infertile so my wife has been having IVF treatment using a donor.
It looks like our final chance has failed and we cannot afford to pay to continue. I am 44, my wife is 39.
She is trying to be brave and not worry me but I keep finding her crying.
All she wants is a baby and I feel such a failure for not being able to do this for her.
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DEIDRE SAYS: You’ve not let anyone down but nature has not been kind to you. You are not a failure, just human.
Infertility is extremely painful emotionally but you are no more to blame than someone who is short-sighted.
Fertility problems can drive a wedge between couples but I bet your wife loves you and values you as more than just a sperm provider.
Share your feelings and you can both find understanding through Fertility Network UK, who support the involuntarily childless. See fertilitynetworkuk.org.
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