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Content Tagged: relationships

No more kids: Respecting my partner’s decision

My partner April and I have been married for 10 years. We have a beautiful daughter named Willow who is 4. We got pregnant with Willow fairly quickly. However, April had a pretty difficult pregnancy. She was sick and felt exhausted from the beginning, and these symptoms didn’t ease up in the later trimesters. Needless […]

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Realizing I’m not finished having kids after all

My name is Joe. I married my high school sweetheart at 23. We had our first child the next year and our second a year later. We agreed that two kids was enough and our family was complete, so shortly after our second child was born I had a vasectomy. My wife had done her […]

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Deciding who gets pregnant first!

Alexis and I met through mutual friends a few years ago. We started talking about having kids on one of our first dates. We both knew that we wanted to have kids in the future. We’re now more than two years into our relationship, and things are going great. We both feel like we’d found […]

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My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year. She’s been charting her ovulation so that we can have sex when she’s most fertile. It seems like we’re having sex because we have to, not because we want to. There’s no passion or pleasure anymore, only pressure to get it up and get it over with. Sometimes I can’t even get aroused. How do we get out of this rut?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Emily Koert, Registered Clinical Counsellor.  Many couples trying to conceive find themselves in a similar “rut” in their sex lives – a rut that seems to get deeper the longer they’ve been trying. Sex typically becomes less spontaneous and can begin to feel more like “work” than play. […]

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