What we were trying, what we should be doing, do you really think you should be having a second glas

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sobhan

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The thing about being barren is that you’re not allowed to get away from it. <-----Excess quote removed by moderator (Florentia52)-----> At some point our childlessness became an acceptable topic of Sunday-lunch conversation, not just between Tom and me, but more generally. What we were trying, what we should be doing, do you really think you should be having a second glass of wine? I was still young, there was still plenty of time, but failure cloaked me like a mantle, it overwhelmed me, dragged me under, and I gave up hope.

What does "What we were trying, what we should be doing, do you really think you should be having a second glass of wine?" mean?

Source: The Girl On The Train, Paula Hawkins
 
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  • joanvillafane

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    People were giving her (and Tom, I guess her husband?) advice about how to get pregnant - what they should be trying/doing to get pregnant. I guess someone thought that drinking wine might prevent pregnancy????
     

    sobhan

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    People were giving her (and Tom, I guess her husband?) advice about how to get pregnant - what they should be trying/doing to get pregnant. I guess someone thought that drinking wine might prevent pregnancy????
    Yeah, Tom was her husband. I dont know about the last part. maybe not
     
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