Check me out on Salon.com today! by Susie Meserve | Jul 20, 2014 | Great Reads, Motherhood, Writing | 7 comments My essay, “Fertility Envy,” is live on Salon.com today. You can find it here. Thanks for reading! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 7 Comments Ann Brode on July 20, 2014 at 5:08 pm good article…raw, honest, and compelling….it personally made me sad to think of my darling Susie in such turmoil. But, I think what you were saying was “life can be tough and challenge us at our very core”. Always remember: You have the love of many, many people holding you and loving you. Reply lisarosenman on July 21, 2014 at 3:03 am Susie, that was lovely. Glad you shared all that. Reply Susie Meserve on July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm Thank you, my friend. Reply Gretchen Ann Everhart on July 21, 2014 at 9:58 am Susie, Thank you for sharing. The fertility issues that many of us face are generally not talked about. While I have been lucky with IVF, it was a hard journey with few people to talk to about it. Reply Susie Meserve on July 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm Thank you so much, Gretchen. It’s really nice to hear from you after all these years! Reply Shannon on July 22, 2014 at 11:11 am Susie- this article nailed my experience right now -down to a precious single boy around the same age. As I sit here bawling and absorbing your words and feelings, I’m processing how not alone I am, but feel. Thank you for this. Truly. You clearly articulated the tumultuous feelings of secondary infertility. I suffered through a kale/berry shake this morning for the first time hoping to crack the code myself yet again. My intelligence and reasoning is at odds with my hope as I slowly spiral into a free fall of giving up. Then my son will off handedly mention his imaginary brother and sister (even has names for them) and I snap back and hope he is clairvoyant. Thank you for this article. Reply Susie Meserve on July 22, 2014 at 3:04 pm Oh wow, Shannon, thank you for this comment. I’m mulling that phrase “secondary infertility” and wishing you all the very best (and, I hope, some good news for us both). Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.