Different Approaches For A Infertile Couples

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Different Approaches Used to Treat Infertile Couples Research on applicability of specific models of couple therapy for couples facing issues around infertility and treatment is limited because of the array of psychological and interpersonal problems the couples face. One approach researched is cognitive behavioral marital therapy (CBMT). According to theorists of cognitive-behavior, change in behaviors within a couple arises through marital distress (Myers & Wark, 1996). The behaviors occur disproportionately damaging to the relationship when compared to the benefit of the behavior (Myers & Wark, 1996). The applicability of this model in addressing problems related to infertility experienced by couples can address a broad range of issues: individual response to unconscious thoughts, and self-evaluation and perceptions, sexual dysfunction, and function of communication in a marital relationship (Myers & Wark, 1996). An argument against the use of CBMT in working with couples with issues of infertility is that the focus on behavior of the approach lacks sympathy. For this particular population of couples, the approach may not be perceived as suitable to meet their needs in struggling with an emotionally charged issue (Myers & Wark, 1996). Other approaches used to address infertility issues couples face include national organizations. One such organization is RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association which provides a variety of supports to couples and families. They
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