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I Don't Have Children

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    After seeing my brother and sister I refuse to have kids or even adopt. I don't have patience for pointless bickering, tattle telling, and especially not crying. I want to take...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Well not that I don't have any, i do have a number of friends I'm close to. It's just that it's really hard for me to get close to someone. I try to be sincerely nice all the time...
    littlederps littlederps 18-21, F Apr 7

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    When someone asks what I want to do when I'm older I'll mindlessly say "Pastry chef", but honestly I don't really care too much about being a chef, it just shuts them up. I don't...
    ExplorerJoe ExplorerJoe 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Where do I begin. This whole story being my life is quite a long loopy one, and if anybody has the energy to read this and respond, I thank you - in return I will just cut to the...
    spiderchris spiderchris 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm 21 years old, currently away at college. The only family I have is my mother, and we've been literally poor for about a year now. The thing is, we sold one house 7 years ago...
    janefloyd janefloyd 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I don't have anyone who i feel is truly my friend, but i will stay optimistic cause i believe that every one definitely has that one friend they can be with and i wait till that...
    xMisty xMisty 13-15 1 Response Mar 23

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    For almost 3 years, I LOVE HIM ! well, that's not new but what makes my love for him different?.. For almost 3 years we only met for 4 times! May 2011..May 2012,,Aug. 2013...Jan...
    aderie48 aderie48 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I don't have parents isn't a choice.
    axolotls axolotls 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Since I was young, I have never wanted to have children. I feel like females are expected to follow the footsteps; grow up, go to university, get married, have children and then...
    MellifluousMilkshake MellifluousMilkshake 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    I used to be really close to two of my friends last year, and I could tell them everything. I told one of them that I was lesbian and she completely accepted me for who I was. But...
    Randomcityify Randomcityify 13-15, F Mar 27

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    As I have written in other posts, I don't believe in the god of the bible, torah, koran (quran?) or any other book that I have seen. There very well may be a god but the nature of...
    riley7253 riley7253 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I passed the permit test with no trouble at all. It wasn't until I was ready to take the road test I started to have problems. I've tried to get it five times as of today, but for...
    xxrayxx33 xxrayxx33 18-21, M Mar 25

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    It is official...I went to the men's Sunday school class as usual today. All college educated, successful, wealthy and retired. I explained new career isn't working out and needed...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I believe in an almighty god, just not the god depicted in any bible. I believe that all this being wants is for us to love each other and to love he/she/it. I mean just think...
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel like nobody cares about me. There's a few people in my life that call me their friend, but it doesn't mean anything. They say they care. But they don't talk to me much...
    lilysthoughts lilysthoughts 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I feel like I screw everything up now and just today I tried to do my nails and it's just I couldn't do it and I mean i'm ok at it but no one would hold the bottle or anything and...
    screwupforlife screwupforlife 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I'll be someone's friends!!! I like talking to people and I don't care who you are I will listen to you and all your problems and be your friends! :)
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Just because my answers or responses to questions are humorous (though sensible), does not mean I have ADD or ADH- Oh look a butterfly! Lol. Jk. I really don't. =P
    Zaran7 Zaran7 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend is a Virgin and won't have sex with me
    idkifnormal idkifnormal 13-15, F 9 Responses Apr 2

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    My own childhood included a drug addict for a father who was later sent to prison, a controlling racist grandmother, time in orphanage, and pure misery most days. I refuse to be...
    2ndGenPuppet 2ndGenPuppet 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I realize that everyone doesn't deserve forgiveness because I am not looking for sympathy if a person can't admit to me that they messed up I cant forgive that person and why...
    cantfoolthewise cantfoolthewise 31-35 Mar 19

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    When I was 15 I met my first boyfriend. He was shy, nice and attractive and also charmed everyone who met him including me. You would think that I would know better. I was a...
    mik2047 mik2047 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    It's hard to say this, but no one has really bothered to get to know me. I'm not looking for attention here, but making a friend wouldn't hurt.
    Zaran7 Zaran7 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel so ugly right now, I can't stop crying!! 😢😔
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I use to have a facebook in 2008 in May 2010 I decided to deactivate for a number of reasons once and for all I have not looked back since and never intend too
    Canuck05 Canuck05 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    It is pretty hard for me to make friends. I am very shy and indecisive. I enjoy staying home often and lazing around and am not a big fan of loud and crowded places like parties...
    Kingme1234 Kingme1234 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Omg, they always say women can have sex anytime no matter how ugly they are. I am nowhere near ugly and the last time I had sex, I cannot even remember when!
    carlyistortious carlyistortious 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 23

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    Craving them, though. 18th birthday, of course. It seems to have become a tradition, now. I'm not sure what I want it to be though. I for sure what a tree on my back and an...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I removed them 2 months ago and have done so ever since - every so often i forget this and think i have all of my hair but then i see myself and....it kind of shocks me each time...
    Kojak100 Kojak100 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm Dakota. I'm 14 and I think I have late puberty. I'm shorter and smaller than most of the boys in my class. I haven't had many changes in my body yet. I have no hair and my...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I can't think of anything in the world I want on my body for the rest of my life. Tattoos look dirty and unprofessional to me. I can't take anybody serious when the have both arms...
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I really have no interest in cars or driving them, but unfortunately my job will soon require me to do it. Much rather just get a motorcycle.
    Northerner242 Northerner242 22-25, M Apr 5