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I Don't Have Children

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    Don't have none, don't want none. Yes I know this is improper grammar. I love kids 5 and below because they're so beautiful and in my opinion the best people in the world because most don't have baggage and the taint of the world. But because the world is such an ugly place I do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 14, 2013

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    I never wanted kids growing up.

    I didn't want to get married. I always envisioned myself alone by choice with an important career. Funny thing, though, is I am a maternal person- a caregiver type. I work in social work- advocacy and therapy- and I have a natural sense of social responsibility. As the years...
    kmacleod33 kmacleod33 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Deliberate, Well Thought Out Choice

    I was never one of those girls who was obsessed with babies.  Motherhood was not something that particularly appealed to me. As I got older, I thought out my position on the whole children thing.  And after much consideration, I decided to remain childless.  My reasons are as...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Feb 20, 2012

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    Happily Decided Not to Procreate, Ever.

    I have never been the girlie-girl type that loved babies and squealed over how adorable they are. Just because I have working equipment, I don't feel obligated or entitled to bring forth another being onto the planet. Quite honestly, I don't know if my mother's selfish...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F 13 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    I Am Sometimes Unsure...

    I love children.  Don't get me wrong, I do.  But whenever my friends come by with their horde of little hellions, I stop being so sure that I want them.  My home is not child-proof.  It is filled with expensive equipment, beautiful things and my nice clean...
    siobhan25 siobhan25 21-25, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2008

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    But Want Them In The Future...

    I am a 16 year old lesbian about to start college, and I think kids are the biggest joy in life...And my plan is to go into the Air Force next year, hopefully do SERE...and have the airforce be my career...then retire from the airforce at 37 and/or teach JROTC at a high school...
    Cadet1995 Cadet1995 18-21, F May 11, 2011

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    Abandoned Children

    I don't have a son or daughter of my own, though I did want children as I dreamed of getting married in my twenties and thirties; I was too busy sheltering myself from the hurricanes that held me back from accomplishing all my dreams. I have observed parent's hope for their...
    Carrie7 Carrie7 51-55, F Jul 28, 2013

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    Not Sure Yet

    I have swayed back and forth so much on my desire for children.  I even worked at a daycare for a while and it really nurtured my...nurturing side.  BUT once I quit working there and went into another field, I quickly became anti-children for some reason. I'm with...
    Kilyra Kilyra 31-35, F 3 Responses May 8, 2008

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    Sometimes I Wish I Did....

    I don't have any children, and I am 29, and seem to be the abnormal one out of all of my friends, since I have only one friends out of many that doesn't have any children either. It really makes it hard to have girlfriends to hang out with when all of them have children. I really...
    ChristianGal ChristianGal 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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    Nope, Not Yet!

    I would like to have children someday. But only when I am married, if possible. :-D I have worked with children for many years. And I do enjoy be around them. Sometimes from the mouths of babes, you get the most wisdom, from their innocent point of view. And they don't mind that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 5, 2009

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    Bad Gene Pool

    Faced with too many possible inherited weaknesses and diseases on both sides, we decided to pass on bringing children into the world—end the bloodline. This was a surprisingly easy decision with no regrets other than my own occasional twinge at “what if.” They...
    luka309 luka309 46-50, M Feb 5, 2009

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    I Don't...

    But I hope that one day, some day, I will have several of my own. I love kids and have always wanted my own big family. I don't have kids, not sure when I will, but I hope that I will have them, cause I would LOVE to have kids, a house full of kids and animals one of the...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    I Have Strict Standards

    I've always said - If I was comfortably wealthy, had the perfect husband, a full-time nanny and housekeeper, I would totally have like 15 kids. For real. Until then, I'm fine with 0.
    sava744 sava744 31-35, F Feb 6, 2009

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    No Kids Ever

    I never had to inclination to have kids. I figure if I didn't have kids by the time I turned 35, I would never have them. Who wants kids when you're walking around with a cane? I also figure if I ever had kids, I would probably end up getting divorced (because that's what...
    Nickelman Nickelman 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2013

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    Nope.......Natural Or Otherwise....

    Haven't met anyone who's wanted to have kids with me. So I'm 37, set in my ways, with too much baggage (I think) to make a good mom. Definitely wouldn't want to do it on my own. NO THANK YOU VERY MUCH! My mom was a single parent & she did an amazing job...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 11, 2009

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    And Its Going to Stay That Way..

    I love kids, I think they're great....I just don't want any. Which, coincidentally, is why I don't have any. I don't criticize people who have children or have a lot of them and I would appreciate it if those same people would extend me the same courtesy. There aren't any plans...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F May 12, 2008

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    Don't Wanna

    Hey folks, please contact me. I want to have more and more friend who don't have and want children.
    haveadrink haveadrink 41-45, F Jun 23, 2011

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    And It Is Making Me Miserable.

    I want children more than anything in the world. I want to be a mother, to raise a child, to feel that love and bond. I worry that I will never have children. I worry that I CAN'T have children, due to my own childhood trauma. I worry that I will never be at a point in my life...
    PinkPyxee PinkPyxee 22-25, F 1 Response May 12, 2011

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    And I Don't Want Them...

    I love kids, other peoples! I can barely take care of myself , why would I have children? No way could I raise  a child alone and that is how I would expect to do it because you can not depend on anyone in this world but yourself.
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    I Have No Children

    Society:  Do you have a boyfriend? Bella: No, I don't yet. Society: Oh, but you are beautiful.  Are you married? Bella: Um, I'm afraid not, since I do not have a boyfriend as I told you before *rolls eyes* Society: Okay, but I'm sure you have children, right? Bella...
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2010

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    Had to write this after reading a question, because it seems many people on EP say they don't have friends. Understandable, believable as we are on here and being social. Some of...
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    I eat healthy... I work out... I don't have "Cheat" days. I have days that I allow myself to enjoy a burger or take a day off from the gym, but not "Cheat" days. When you refer to...
    biggun1122 biggun1122 36-40, M Jul 20

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I moved to Vegas from Europe. I don't have a drivers license and nothing is within walking distance. My friends from home never writes to me anymore. I feel so lonely.
    Desertnight Desertnight 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I don't have any physical friends I wish I had a bestie anyone in the New Jersey area
    lonelymami lonelymami 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I just don't have a reason to live. Anymore
    Idonthaveanameanymore Idonthaveanameanymore 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm so tired of being told how to feel. People are judging things they don't understand. If I want to be angry at the man who abandoned me, I'm allowed to. No one can tell me...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F Jun 30

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    Exchanging it for Experience project!. Seriously Facebook used to be great, First time It cam out and I started using it was when I was around 13-14, it was awesome for talking...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Well I don't really want to talk about it but any ways, I don't live with my dad. My mom raise me. n I lived with him n my mom for only 3 1/2 or 4 years then we couldn't take it...
    intellinerdgirl intellinerdgirl 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Man I would slap and punch every stupid and fake girls that think they can look down on me cause I don't do make up or have long hair or dress up and show my skin or have super...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I'm 18 and I still haven't gotten my period my doctor says I'm a late bloomer but find that hard to believe so I get really scared because I feel like until it comes I'll never be...
    Alisa54 Alisa54 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I've never known my Dad. All I know is that he took off when I was little. All I know of him is through photos and back talk from my mother's side of the family. I never really...
    Melodicwhisper Melodicwhisper 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I want one sooo much :( whenever I go to my aunties i don't leave Caspar the whippet alone.
    MollyMeggs MollyMeggs 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I don't care if you are fat, skinny, attractive, ugly, black, white, have long hair, or have short hair. If you treat me good, I'll like you. It's as simple as that.
    SamLGirl SamLGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I don't care about bodies. Period. I like guys from nerdy and super smart guys, to bad boys, to sporty muscly guys, to really hilarious boys! I HAVE NO TYPE! 😃
    Tshoraga1 Tshoraga1 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    It's always the exciting people who don't ever make fools of themselves who get all the attention, on or offline.
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 Jul 19

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    My parents don't believe in physical contact unless it's to spank me. The most I've had was when my dad shook my hand when I got good exam results. I hide everything about who I...
    marcusru marcusru 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Specifically people who hate literally all children. Not just disliking individual children. I hear them say things like "I hate kids" and if when I ask what they mean by that...
    SilverRainHalo SilverRainHalo 22-25 5 days ago

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    i was always ambivalent and now it is far too late for me to reproduce. i love children, but was always worried that i would be a terrible mother. i am glad to simply be an aunt.
    Katertoten Katertoten 46-50, F Jun 30

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    People have stared at me wide eyed when I tell them that I do not want kids. They assume that just because I am a female I am going to change my mind later. When I was around 14...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 30

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    I just came back from a family reunion, I like kids, but was unable to have one single adult conversation in 4 days, wound up watching other people's kids and spent the rest of the...
    Barbarella59 Barbarella59 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    Because **** YOU that's why -.-t
    ThingNumber3 ThingNumber3 13-15, F Jun 28

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    You would think that it bothers me, but it doesn't. People bring drama and I am too grown to deal with that.
    Katherinex13 Katherinex13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    If you didn't do anything to make me not trust you then there shouldn't be a problem
    dre07 dre07 18-21, M Jul 3

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    My dad left me and my family and he's an alcoholic. He doesn't do anything for us yet blames me for everything like I did something wrong when he's the one that left.
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 13-15, F Jul 5

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    If I like u....I like u I'm not gonna say I like u but u aren't my type 👒
    lavabug01 lavabug01 13-15, F Jul 7

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    Mine doesn't talk to me anymore.... he must be to good for me now. Oh wait....he has a gf now so I'm nothing: (
    theresa88 theresa88 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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