I remember years ago, (I’m talking in my ‘twenties!) a good friend was telling me about how she and her husband were trying to get pregnant. They had just gotten married a few months before, and this was exciting news. “That’s great!” I said, pretty reflexively.
And then I said, “You are right on schedule!”
I kept smiling. Because my friend wasn't.
Not at all. There was a bit of an uncomfortable silence…