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Old 09-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #11
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After 10 years of getting these comments, I'm finding that open rudeness is the only way they stop. The last time someone asked when we were having a second, my respons, I don't know the last 6 have died, why don't you tell me when you think I"ll have a second. I used to try funny, or deflection but it never worked. Now I'm just blunt and it seems to help. So sorry you're going through this, I"ve been there, and still am there and it stinks. It took us 5 years to have our first and it was agonizing. I also wasn't as open then as I am now.

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Thank you all for your advice and sharing your experience. I knew I was not alone in this situation and I'm sorry to hear it doesn't seem to get easier once you start a family. As many of you have shared the "when the time is right" type responses seem to prolong the conversation or leave it acceptable to check back later for an update. I really like the idea of graciously turning it back on my brother and SIL or a somewhat sarcastic answer like "not this year" or "not before one of the pregnant ladies here" blatantly obvious type answers especially to a repeat offender.

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