Author Archives: AHafkin

Update on Infertility: Stress Has an Impact

I recently posted a blog about how depression and anxiety are linked to infertility. Depression and anxiety are stressful in themselves, but stress can come without them. And “ordinary” stress itself can affect your fertility. Stress has been on the … Continue reading

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Are You Having an Emotional Affair?

When people think of the phrase “having an affair,” they think of a person having a sexual relationship with someone other than his or her spouse. But one can also be guilty of “emotional infidelity.” This can be just as … Continue reading

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How Men Cope with Infertility and How to Help Them

Many couples come to me for therapy to help them cope with the stress of infertility. When struggling with this issue, society tends to focus on the woman’s feelings, while the man is often forgotten. This is likely because men … Continue reading

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What Causes Depression?

Depression is a complex problem and rarely caused by one single factor. The important thing for a person suffering from depression to realize is that it’s not your fault. Both internal and external factors work together to affect our physical … Continue reading

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