Here's Dr Phil's response to a letter in Oprah Magazine from a woman who is childfree. She never got pregnant not because of infertility, but by choice...and her friend insulted her for not having kids. I'm sharing her letter and Dr Phil's response here because he gave great advice about coping with other people's responses to not having kids - whether it's an issue of infertility or a choice to be childfree.
First, a quip from Dr Phil:
"You need to listen to your body because your body is listening to you," he says.
A couple months ago, a woman who can't get pregnant and is coping with infertility told me that her ovaries are evil. I felt so sad for her - that she could label a part of her body so cruelly - because I think her body can hear her thoughts. And it responds. What messages are you giving to your body? What is your body trying to tell you? Think about it.
Here's the letter from the childfree woman:
Dear Dr Phil,
I am 45 years old, and I don't haveRead More »from Dr Philâ€™s Response to Insults About Being Childfree