Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day can be an exciting time for dads around the world, especially new dads, who are celebrating their first Father’s Day. However, it can also be a time that is not welcomed by some men who are undergoing fertility struggles.
There are men who are faced with the pain of watching their partner struggle with every failed pregnancy attempt, men in same sex relationships who crave the chance of being able to start a family, and some single men who long to have a child of their own but haven’t met the right partner.
Given the stigma surrounding the whole “boys don’t cry” attitude and the expectation of invulnerability for men, it’s no wonder why men seem to get left out of the equation when it comes to the topic. It can feel especially agonising when the cause of the fertility problems is in fact due to the male factor.
So how can you cope with Father’s Day?
Consider a distraction to keep your mind at ease, or alternatively, seeking men in a similar position, such as in a support group. The point here is that men are not alone, and there are people who can help.