Struggling to come to terms with not having a family. Help appreciated!
My husband and I are both desperate for a family, but have had to make the very difficult decision not to. We both work 40+ hours a week and I commute for up to 4 hours a day. We cannot afford to change jobs or reduce hours as we have a mortgage, bills and debts to pay. This is unlikely to change for a number of years.
Unfortunately I also have endometriosis and I'm now 31 - so it's now or never for me if I want to try conceive. But our circumstances simply wont allow it. We can't afford a child let alone manage a child alongside 4 hours per day commutes and 40+ hours a week careers.
Devastated doesn't even start to explain just how bad I'm feeling, I'm worried it's bordering on depression now too. All I want is a family, but circumstances dictate otherwise.
I was just wondering if anyone else had been in a similar situation and found any coping mechanisms? Giving up my desperate dreams of having a family is proving so difficult.