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Subject:  Re: How to share? Date:  9/8/2003  4:27 PM
Author:  lizmonster Number:  1065 of 2283

It's been quiet around here...

Delurking for this one. Hi, folks.

I wanted to ask you all if/how you share with your friends. Do you normally tell your friends what you are going through on a month-to-month basis?

My parents and my in-laws know we're trying. My two closest friends know we're trying. I'm not sure who DH has told. One of my friends will occasionally ask "So, how's it going?" but will back off immediately when I tell her we've had no success yet. (She's 41 and without children of her own, so she has some idea what I'm going through.) My other friend is frankly too tied up in her own stuff right now to be all that interested.

We don't have a huge circle of friends, and none of the people we're close to are at our workplace; so I don't really worry about anything "getting out." If necessary I can carry on a conversation about our unsuccessful attempts; we've been given such long odds I can discuss it pretty dispassionately at this point, no matter how I'm feeling inside.

Don't ask me how I'll feel if we're successful and it leaks; I feel absurdly superstitious about discussing possible success. ;-)


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