Give Me a Ring and a Baby: A Unique Grief

Updated: Jun 1, 2018

Some things are simply too painful to talk about.

We refrain from opening up about certain elements of our lives. Maybe we’ve tried to share our story in the past but got burned—people didn’t know what to say and they inadvertently hurt us with their responses, unintentionally pouring salt in our wounds.

We recoil into our cocoon. It’s safe in here. If I don’t talk about it, I can’t get hurt.

It takes a lot of courage to break your silence—which is why I was so honored to have the women of Give Me a Ring and a Baby share their stories with me on the podcast.

Nichelle Polston and Alisha Jones broke their silence by starting their blog, Give Me a Ring and a Baby. The lovely result of taking that risk was finding a community of other women who were also navigating their way through the heartache of a life that refused to play out as planned.

The partner you long for hasn’t shown up. Happily ever after remains out of your reach.

You’re still not pregnant. And the biological clock keeps tick-tick-ticking.

It made me wonder, How do we grieve the loss of something we’ve never had? How do we manage such a unique grief?

CLICK HERE to listen to Nichelle and Alisha’s story of encouragement and empowerment on Love & Life.

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