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I Don't Have Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 232 People

    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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    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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    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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    Kids

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2008

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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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    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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    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.......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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    Grommit has what she needs more

    or less and is happy. A couple sliding last night. They catch me so I catch them. Haul them up the slope. This morning further chats and then a hurtle to collect and find peace. A new place. A new bubble of calm. My friend and I sit, ask, listen, brace for the week. Lovely...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 4 Responses May 24, 2015

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    I don't have children by choice.

    I have always known motherhood was not for me at a young age. Most of my friends are married with children, and really have no time or interest in spending time. They prefer to be around other mother's. I also hope to make some women friends that are child free by choice. There...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 28, 2015

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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, 2014

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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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    I want to make friends and be able talk with them but I don't know how to. I barely know how to talk to people I'm general. I'm really lonely and awkward and I never know what to...
    WanderLustAlethiology WanderLustAlethiology 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I thought I had one, but I was wrong. My supposed best friend literally threw me in the trash bin when I told him that his new girlfriend didn't convince me, being too obsessive...
    Viserys91 Viserys91 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I don't ever have a valentine because honestly, what's the point of Valentines day? So for one day everyone can pretend they are all happy and have good relationships and are...
    Woofmow Woofmow 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Well, technically I do. Many people would think I have quite a lot, but in reality I can't think of ONE person that's genuinely there for me. My friends don't know any of my...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't have one and I feel like I wont have one ever.
    PromegleKing PromegleKing 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Don't get me wrong; I like boobs. I just like them on other people. :) I think my life is complicated enough without them getting in the way!
    thecutestpanda thecutestpanda 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    But don't tell him too often because it goes to his head and he will go on for days about it (causing my mind even more anxiety)
    Newconvo1 Newconvo1 41-45, M a week ago

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    And I don't need one. I have healthy snacks and the internet. :)
    Tutu7 Tutu7 61-65, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I love him, he loves me, but he doesn't have time to love me. He is always working.
    VioletSea VioletSea 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I don't know what I did but he stopped calling me, he stopped sendin me letters on birthdays or holidays, he cut me out completely
    ghostflannel ghostflannel 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Yet, Valentine's Day is my favorite day even though I don't have a Valentine. So much drama happens. It's so entertaining. 😂
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Badly I don't have one :( so any one who want to hang out with me show up
    alexxxa123 alexxxa123 18-21, M Feb 3

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    Sadly I don't ;( so if anyone wants to hang out I'm free ;)
    jadagee jadagee 18-21, F 17 Responses Feb 3

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    I don't have to, but it is fun when i do get drunk and have fun
    Newconvo1 Newconvo1 41-45, M Feb 3

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    that is an understatement on my part. i have no relationship with him...sure ive tried over the years. and i guess he has too a point. i am the oldest of 4 kids plus the only...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I've never had one so I don't like valentine's day because I think it's stupid
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Don't let your kids read this. Valentines is not real. It's all a lie just like Justin Bieber's hair. seriously There's a dead animal sleep on his head.
    ZardaF5 ZardaF5 26-30, M Feb 2

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    any one out there want a straight cross dresser as a Valentine... nope didn't think so.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2

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    I am numb. I have no more to give. My sister has been unstable for months now and I keep thinking she will get better with her therapist, medication, and my parents help, but...
    exhaustedangry exhaustedangry 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    it's OK not to have a Valentine... I have faith and hope that this is my year to find my best friend and future husband
    Aprildawnmarie Aprildawnmarie 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I don't have a Valentine's yet.But I will wait and see what happens. I don't have a girlfriend yet either , but I will wait for that special person to come in to my life when ever...
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

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