Cognitive Appraisals, Coping Processes, and Adjustment to Infertility
When the pregnancy test comes back negative, I laugh it off. I eat more pizza, do more work, and refuse to look at babies.
I try to keep my emotions under control and instead just take it one day at a time. Right now we’re waiting to see if this new medication works. Then we’ll talk about the next step.
I shout and cry and try to get my emotions out. I hit walls and pillows. I talk and talk and talk. If I don’t express it, I’ll go crazy.
KeywordsCoping Strategy Cognitive Appraisal Infertile Couple Avoidance Coping Coping Process
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