August 10, 2011


Dear Delphi,

My husband and I have been married since we were 25 and I have been trying to get pregnant for the past five years. I want to try in-vitro fertilization, but he says it is not God’s plan. He is very religious—something I always loved and respected about him—but at the moment I am really starting to despise him and wish he was less of a believer. What can I do?

—Infertile in England

Dear Infertile in England,

“Love makes you do a lot of stupid things. Being unsure whether you should break up with someone is not one of those things.”

Unfortunately you do not hold the keys to heaven, so you are going to have to find someone more believable. Go directly to the top and make sure you know the Pope’s position on in-vitro fertilization. I am pretty sure he is against any form of procreation that does not involve the missionary position. If the fact that the Pope has given his approval is not enough or he still wants to talk about it, talk to your priest. Maybe he will be able to make your husband more comfortable. If your husband is still holding for the natural order, all you can do is hope he is right about God and start praying! You could always leave him for a less God-fearing man, but that would be unholy advice.



Dear Delphi,

My boyfriend of two years has taken a job opportunity abroad, which is great for him but it means he is moving to Asia, which sucks for me. What should I do? Do I try to have the long-distance relationship, or do I break up with him? I am 30 and I think he is the one I want to marry.

—Should I Stay or Should I Go in Hartford


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