Every day we feature the beloved "Strawberry Letter
" franchise that is so popular on "The Steve Harvey Morning Show
," heard nationwide. Send in your letters and Shirley Strawberry will dish out the necessary advice. Today's topic: I can't have a child
Dear Steve, Shirley, Carla, and Tommy, I am a recently married 31-year-old woman. I am very much in love with my husband. He has a son from a previous relationship who lives with us full time. I love my son unconditionally, but my problem is I have not been able to get pregnant and my husband and I have been trying for a while now. We have seen a fertility specialist and I have been on medications and even been through surgery recently to try to help the situation. Nothing has worked so far. My insurance will not pay for in-vitro although it is our best chance and we can not afford to pay for it. My husband hates to see my disappointment when the treatments don't work and he is always telling me that we can stop trying any time. I don't want to give up but I don't know how much more I can take while still holding on to my sanity. What do I do?
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