I might break up with my boyfriend because he doesn’t understand my PCOS


DEAR DEIDRE: WHEN I discovered last year that I have polycystic ovaries, it made me want to try for children as soon as possible.

The condition means there is less chance I will get pregnant naturally and I know I want to be a mum, so don’t see the point of waiting around.


Whenever my friends or I bring up babies, he shuts the conversation down

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My boyfriend and I started dating three years ago and I have been open about my health and my timeline.

Initially he said he was extremely supportive. I’m 25, he’s 26.

But now, whenever my friends or I bring up babies, he shuts the conversation down.

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I’m wondering if he just agreed because he thought I’d change my mind.

I feel like I’m running out of time, and I am now considering breaking things off with him to find someone that does want those things in the near future.

DEIDRE SAYS: It sounds as though your boyfriend isn’t ready for a family of his own just yet. He may have agreed to your timeline because he genuinely thought he would be ready.

You need to have a frank and honest conversation about both your plans.

Try not to put too much pressure on him – this is only going to have the opposite effect.

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Do explain if he doesn’t want the same as you, it would be far better for both of you to come clean.

Discussing this all with a counsellor may help, so I’m sending you my support pack which shows where to find support locally.


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