I Do Not Want Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 243 People

    It's An On And Off Thing

    Somedays I think about the stress of having kids and I wonder...WHY? Do people want kids I mean if you look at parents lives it seems kind of ok....ok we got a kid who will more than likely mooch of us for a minimum of 18 years and won't really EVER pay us back and may cause TONS...
    JnRxRockz JnRxRockz
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2011

    I have twins that are 14

    and my partner has none. When we first started dating I told my partner that I did not want any more children now we are 2years into our relationship and my partner is now talking marriage and children..is it selfish of me to still not want children?
    Esquemefacinas Esquemefacinas
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 19, 2014

    I am not a child-hater

    or unable to conceive. I just never felt that need to have kids to fulfill my life. I enjoy my freedom to come and go without having to find a babysitter or pack up half the house for a shopping trip. There are kids in my life that I love dearly and I would do anything for them...
    dreamrgrl79 dreamrgrl79
    Nov 23, 2014

    Meet The Bad Guy

    I don't mind people that have kids but can I do something that people don't bring children. Like my Zumba class, people brought their kids.. Not just babies but toddlers! Infuriates me but if I say something I'm the bad guy!
    Pebs1976 Pebs1976
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2012

    I'd Rather Have Rabies Than Babies

    When I was a little girl, I loved animals. Still do. People kept buying me baby dolls, and I just ignored them. I preferred to play with dogs, cats, horses, and any other animal that wandered across my path. One day I caught a chipmunk, and it bit me on the thumb. Terrified, my...
    theantimommy theantimommy
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 22, 2012

    I Have Options

    Whenever I say I don't want any children, people always say, "you'll change your mind". Well, at least I could change my mind if I wanted to. Once you do have children, you don't have that option anymore. Having children is an irrevocable decision. That means, once you're in...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    1 Response Mar 20, 2010

    I Have One Child and That&#...

    I have one child and that's all I want, I love him to death, but I still don't want anymore children.
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    5 Responses May 12, 2008

    I Don't Enjoy Kids

    I never like kids since I was a kid myself I never played with kids younger than me. Since I started puberty I have taught about having kids and never want them. I am now an adult and I don't want kids still. Me personally don't see any point to having children in my life. I see...
    Sweetbadgal18 Sweetbadgal18
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2012

    Because Mine Was Stolen From Me.......

    I never wanted a child in the first place.  I was using protection with my ex-fiancee and I got pregnant anyway.  I was happy at first, but then my life started to fall apart again.  My parents had both left me (one died and the other in prison), my family hated me...
    compulsion2 compulsion2
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2009

    I decided in June 2009

    that parenthood is not something I want to get into. The typical response to such statements is "you'll change your mind" or "this is just a phase you're going through". Although this annoys me, I allowed for the possibility that I might eventually change my mind. If I do ever...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    5 Responses Apr 7, 2015

    I do not want to have kids.

    Kids are an anchor that slows you down and ruins your life.
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    I Don't Want Children

    I don't want children because I feel that I am too old to start raising them. I'm single and looking for a mate but not one with a child because as I said I'm too old to start raising children. I'm 61 soon to be 62
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    1 Response Dec 7, 2011

    You Should Not Have Children Unless...

    A lot of women, when they think about having children, just think that they will be just cuddling some cute little creature. Your child is not you, and is not an extension of you. You're not dressing up dolls. This is a unique individual with a mind of his/her own. The most...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2010

    He Does, But I Don't

    My boyfriend loves children. He would make a great father. He is wonderful with kids. He is kind to me, gentle and understanding. I am 20 and he's 26. While he loves them I can barely contain my dislike for them. I know it hurts him that I hate them,but I can't change how I feel...
    tinywoman tinywoman
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2013

    Not Now, Not Ever

    I first realized that I was different from other girls my age in high school. I was in health class, listening to my classmates talk about what they wanted their weddings to be like and how many kids they wanted. I remember thinking, "you WANT kids? Why?". And when my biology...
    JackNikon JackNikon
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2011

    All My Reasons For Not Wanting Children

    I grew up knowing a lot more than a child should. I'm sure 3rd world countries have it bad, but that level of life is not comparable to that of a 1st world. 3rd world people have 3rd world problems, and 1st world people have theirs. They are separate and different. Anyway, I...
    loveisdeadly loveisdeadly
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2010

    Although I already have kids ...

    Although I already have kids a two year old little girl and two big boys who are nine. They amazing but I'm seeing someone and he wants to get married and yes he want to have a baby, and I'm happy with that. I would love to have another baby, but when my little girl is older...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe
    31-35, F
    May 12, 2008

    I Know I Definately Don't.

    You might look at my age and think ‘Oh, she will change her mind’ but seriously, I actually won’t. I have a brother who is 4 years old, and totally understand what it is like to bring up a child and how hard it really is, and I really feel that I would not be...
    AMill1994 AMill1994
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 28, 2010

    I Just Do Not Feel Like It.

    I do not function when I do not sleep, I am not willing to go off of my medications and I believe it is wrong to plan a pregnancy knowing your medical treatments could cause birth defects (unless it is an unplanned pregnancy, then the mother has the right to choose), I have no...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 29, 2012

    Not Gonna Change My Mind

    It is really annoying when people say,"You'll change your mind someday" when I say I don't want to have children. Anyone who says this doesn't know me, or understand me, very well. I don't want to elaborate on all the reasons I don't want kids, because if I did, it would come out...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    5 Responses Nov 16, 2009

    YES Some Day But I Dont Thi...

    junkeez666 junkeez666
    26-30, M
    Jun 18, 2008

    The Truth Will Set You Free

    I plan on staying a kid forever and am jealous of the actual ones pretty much explains my whole rap...glad to know there are others out there that do not want children either...Most everyone I know of would say that this is an outrageous assumption, but I think the only reason...
    marissanicole123455 marissanicole123455
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2013
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    I Am Not Less Of A Woman For Not Wanting Children.

    When I was 22 I had 2 miscarriages. It was probably the most difficult year of my life. I will never know why this happened but it did. I then married the man who I had conceived with and began raising his daughter. For 8 years I raised the most beautiful little girl in the world...
    prncesspain prncesspain
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 24, 2011

    I like kids. In general,

    I like children more than most adults. But i do not ever want to be responsible for the life of another humyn being. At 32 I am just now learning how to take care of myself. It wouldn't be fair to them. Also, to be honest, I can be pretty selfish.
    anhonestmouse anhonestmouse
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 22, 2014

    Selfish-or Wise?

    I have done a lot of thinking and soul searching, and I know in my heart that motherhood is not for me. It is really annoying when people tell me I am selfish for not wanting to have kids, or that I will change my mind someday. I am well aware of the work, stress, and expense...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2009

    Talking to Mandy tonight.

    TWICE essentially I’ve hit that “Men do it to women so why do you care when women do it back?” from here. I’m like men? LMFY SOME Men. NOT me. First rants about men who were deliberately trying to knock their girlfriends up and trick them into getting pregnant and...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Feb 2

    I don't have any maternal instincts

    or desires. I don't enjoy dealing with children. I'm not adept at dealing with children. I honestly don't find small children cute. To me they are loud, messy, into everything, always underfoot, and constantly clamoring for attention. I just don't have the patience to deal with...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    Nov 26, 2014

    Again, I realised today

    that I do not want children. Not because the world is a horrible place or anything, but children, to me, becomes your life and I dream of a future where I can travel and do my own thing. Children in a way restrict that possibility. The other major thing is that I am not really...
    BadLuckIsMyHabit BadLuckIsMyHabit
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

     never. Ever. Ever. ...

     never. ever. EVER. not only would i be a bad parent, i think we don't need any more people in the  northern hemisphere.
    VisforVegan VisforVegan
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 18, 2008

    No, It Won't Be "different When It's Mine"

    I don't like kids, so I don't want have kids. Yet whenever I say this to someone, they get a smug look on their face and say "you'll feel different when it's yours". No I won't. People do not automatically love something once it becomes theirs. If you don't believe me, try giving...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2011

    If "I'll love it when it's my own" then

    why do most of my friends' parents treat their kids like crap? They use them for their own personal gain and treat their kids like intrusions, not family. So don't tell me that all women are genetically engineered to love their kids. It's a load of crap
    tinywoman tinywoman
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2014

    I Say I Don't Want Chil...

    I say I don't want children and I hope if I say it enough I will come to believe it.  Growing up I always said I did not want kids. I got married and changed my mind, then I had a few miscarriages. These turned out to be a blessing since my first husband was verbally abusive...
    autumnmoon autumnmoon
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2008

    It's like every man it's taken.

    .. a fiance.... had kids.... has kids... out wants kids... doesn't want to be married.... at least I won't have to have children to be tired to someone.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 2, 2015
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