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I Am Not Sure If I Want Kids

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    i never saw myself as the "mommy", more like the cool, weird aunt. i always told my mom that my sister was her best bet for grandkids and she should focus on her. and now i'm married to a natural born daddy. not that i feel any different but i'm seeing it from a different angle...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F Apr 27, 2010

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    I Feel Abnormal

    I come from a very traditional, loving family and I recently opened up to my mom and dad that my fiance has two children from two difficult women out of relationships that did not end well. As a result, he does not play the role of an active father and I believe him when he says...
    DLeBest DLeBest 26-30 1 Response Aug 17, 2012

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    I think I'd love to adopt... ...I think.
    ainje ainje 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    Just Not Sure

    Well, I am 22 and I am not sure if I want kids.  I just feel so pressured into "wanting" to have kids, that I just feel that much more unsure.  At this point in my life, I just can't see having kids.  I don't know if this is because I am still young, or...
    Xtina128 Xtina128 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2007

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    My wife keeps changing her mind about wanting

    kids. She knows I would like to but she is the busiest person we know and she feels that kids would change her life too drastically. I know she would be a great mom but I also know that it would be very hard for her to give up her lifestyle and she might regret it. It's kind...
    thisisdave thisisdave 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2014

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    ...but My Boyfriend Does

    H ey so I'm really kind of in need of some perspective/advice. Basically, I met this guy and we got involved recently. I have never felt so compatible with anyone – from the most profound things like what we value in life, and they way we relate to people, to the smallest...
    solgirl solgirl 21-25, F Nov 9, 2007

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    Boyfriend Doesn't Want Kids

    I'm 34 and have been with my boyfriend (with a couple of breakups and get-back-togethers- for four years. I always thought I'd have kids but always told myself, "someday, when I meet the right guy..." etc. Well, I met a great guy, but he has two grown kids and had a...
    SRMaineiac SRMaineiac 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    Like... You're supposed to have kids.

    And then DIE?! And leave them to cope in the world without you? Egads!! No! I want everything to tie up nicely when I go and not have to worry if my children have cleaned their ears and brushed their teeth two weeks after im gone. No. I can't even handle that thought. And I have...
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    I Am Not Sure To Have Children

    Hi, I am 35 years old and the question of having children has be be answered very soon. As some of you, I dont have that feeling of intense need when I see children. As a matter of fact, I didnt want nothing to do with them before. Now I find them very cute wish is an...
    acuadeterra acuadeterra 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I don't want kids. Plain and simple. When I'm in a store and when I hear kids screaming on top of their lungs, I actually HAVE to leave the store or go somewhere else in the store...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Yea So I don't want Kids and I don't think so I own an explanation to people why? I mean hell yeah it's my oven and it's my choice whether I want to bake something or not:) I just...
    liftingmind liftingmind 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 13

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    You know what really bothers me? When people ask me why I don't want kids and I tell them it's because I don't like them, they come back with "you were a kid once." Seriously...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 12

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    It is not, I repeat, NOT selfish to not want kids. It is your choice and your life. People need to quit acting as if the world is going to end if you choose not to have children...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    When i was in high school, i had a health class where it had those mechanical babies that cry, scream, laugh, etc. I was hoping i was having a nightmare. Unfortunately, i wasn't...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I have NO patience with kids at all. I have anger issues and I would probably get mad and yell at my kids a lot if i had any. My mom knows this side of me and she has seen it so...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I already have 3 kids from my first marriage, a 5 year old boy a I had twin girls last year. My ex cheated on me when I was pregnant so I kicked him out. No my divorce isn't final...
    youreallywanttoknow youreallywanttoknow 26-30, F Feb 17

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    I want to have at least one kid before I have a sex change. I want to give that kid the best life possible, and I want to teach them to do the same for their kids.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Feb 3

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    What's the point of having any anyway? Having a big belly for like 9 months just for another human being who is going to **** on your face when growing up? Or the perfect husband...
    indiebabe46 indiebabe46 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    kids aren't my thing to deal w/ & be responsible.ain't gonna happen soo no way
    RodrigoGalindo730 RodrigoGalindo730 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Kids are really precious in God's eyes. They are so honest too! I would love to have a cute baby someday. I'm not married yet and I don't have my own family but I'm going to be...
    ksmith0315 ksmith0315 26-30 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been married for two years. Before marriage my husband and I talked about having children and both agreed we would like to have them. Recently my husband told me out of the...
    Pennypie15 Pennypie15 26-30, F Feb 6

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    Bringing a child in this horrible country India is the worst thing I could ever do. I hate my parents for bringing me here. Its the worst country in the world. No way in hell am I...
    Satorax Satorax 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    "You'll never know complete happiness until you have children." Okay but like, have you ever had pizza? Pizza doesn't whine or cry or judge or poop on the things you love. Just...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 1

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    What the picture says. Man, for being pro environment, a lot of people are totally screwing this up.
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    The thought of a thing growing and feeding inside my body disgusts me and makes me nauseous.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 17

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    I did once...but a lot has happened since then...
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It feels good to type everything down here.. I have been keeping everything to myself and it is getting harder to manage but I am sure that I can seek advises from other persons...
    Zenalia Zenalia 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    iv never liked kids...even when I was a child other kids were playing with baby dolls and i couldn't stand them...I would rather play with barbies and video games. from the time i...
    phinixmak phinixmak 26-30 a week ago

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    I always wanted kids & loved the ones that my girlfriends had, kids always loved hanging around me & I love the way they think,but at that time I loved the way drugs made me feel...
    NakedHiker51 NakedHiker51 51-55, M Feb 8

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    I want to find a girl who loves me. Not because of money, good looks or all that other stuff. I want someone who loves me because of who I am inside. For example if I am smart and...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I honestly do love kids. I was once a kid and saw no bad in the world but then I grew up so I know I don't want kids. I'll just love them from far away ♡
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Well I have 15 to be going on with! I don't like breakfast in bed - it's too hard to eat toast and drink tea lying down! I met the queen of England - and she didn't lock me in...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I have always wanted to be a mom. When I was a little girl I wanted kids of my own one day. When I got older I went through phases where I feel like I would give anything to have a...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Feb 9

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    1) I'm 22 but I don't know how to grow up. 2) I like dogs way more than people. 3) Three weeks ago I went to the SPCA and fell in love with a dog, adopted her, and thirty minutes...
    mradaroni mradaroni 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's not that i never want kids because that would be a lie; I know that i am definitely not ready for one. I am 16 and honestly i want to be like 30 and have my first baby. I want...
    lolawolf lolawolf 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I've always wanted children... Biological or adopted, I've always envisioned them as part of my life. My husband did too... At least he always told me so, until now. I'm 29 and he...
    happilyeverafter5110 happilyeverafter5110 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm 40yrs old, a mom of teens and adults, a grandmother, my bf is 27, he annoys me lol, I'm a smoker, I want to be more healthy, I feel alone a lot, I miss having friends, I care...
    oopsusernameistaken oopsusernameistaken 36-40, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    A couple of months ago I ended a 7 year relationship with my first love. I honestly never thought that the relationship would've lasted as long as it did, seeing that I was only 16...
    Amd81491 Amd81491 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Hate People Who Make Fun Of Disabled Kids
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Hate Parents Abusing Their Kids
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I am a nanny and currently the kids are less than 2 ft away from the 55" tv with the volume all the way up. the boy is very rude and doesn't seem to care what people have to say...
    kmp143094 kmp143094 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    PRACTICAL ADVICE ON A SATURDAY EVENING! Kids are great. My niece poured super glue in her car seat and by the time my sister in law realized she had done it, my niece was stuck to...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    At The Mall OK. So this might be stretching it when it comes to 'kids clothes' but I think it was kinda childish. ^^; So, long story short, me and a friend were going to the mall...
    NeighFlowers NeighFlowers 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I'm so conflicted! I'm a bisexual guy with a wonderful guy in my life. I don't want to cheat on him but yet I feel a strong desire to fill as many wombs with my seed as I can. I...
    Bicaguy Bicaguy 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I just got this from some website :P 1. How do you define honesty? The quality of being honest. Truthfulness, sincerity, fairness. 2. What is your biggest fear or worry? I suppose...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    is it wrong for me to love my baby more than my boyfriend's kids? Okay, so I met my boyfriend around a year ago. We dated for about two weeks before he told me he had two kids. It...
    julia1155 julia1155 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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