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I Don't Have Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 227 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    Missgirlie Missgirlie 41-45, F 2 Responses May 28

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    I don't have a "type." If I like you, I like you. And if I like you, you're pretty special. Because I hate everyone.
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    it's something that's given, knowing I'll never ever figure it all out, but it won't stop me from trying
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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    Lol I don't even live in the US, but I am from there so I will probably get my license at 18
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Married for 5 years. Together for 7 years. We have two children (4 and 7). The seven year old is from my previous marriage. That previous marriage was abusive and he cheated on...
    m3385 m3385 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am almost 30... I don't have a steady income. I don't have a working vehicle or a place to live within the next year. I suffer from manic depressive bipolar disorder and it's now...
    heyimokay heyimokay 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know if you mean they don't want them in the sense that when they have them they put them up for adoption or let someone else take care of them or if you mean parents who...
    thehobbits thehobbits 22-25 a week ago

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    I hate not having a place to go. if it was just me, I'd be fine...but my kids don't deserve this
    Ladybugzrule22 Ladybugzrule22 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't have any idea what he wants from me. Circumstances mean we can never be together. Ever. Add distance (different countries) to that mix, there is no way this can ever have...
    ally124 ally124 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I'm turning 15 the day after tomorrow, and I feel that I'm growing up, but I really don't want to. I never did. You know how kids always say: "I wish I was a grown-up!" Well I...
    ThatOneDepressedKid ThatOneDepressedKid 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Moved recently. Don't know many people besides my local bartenders or hodgie at gas station. In time maybe it will happen but im not one to reach out. I sit and wait to be talked...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 23

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    When I was younger I was quite popular actually, but not anymore, for some reason everyone started to ignore me and I never knew why... :'( Somehow my sister knew about it and...
    Elliethecloud Elliethecloud 13-15, F Jun 22

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    I like attention from people as much as any other person. You want to feel understood and appreciated by the people you talk to and share mutual experiences which makes you connect...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    My mother and father are so stupid. I am really smart. My whole life I have had to deal with morons that don't know how to spell, communicate with people correctly, or do anything...
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    I've never had a social group. I don't have a place. I don't have a pack. I have my brother. And I have a few or so friends at a time who eventually ditch me. Probably my fault. I...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Every class has that loner. I am proud to be that person. It's not like I don't have friends or don't socialise because I do. But most of the time I just want to be myself so I...
    darknesswithinme darknesswithinme 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    Not really, I don't much give a damn personally. I don't have a dad and never really did, much like a few of my friends and few others with particularly BAD fathers. We've...
    elipses elipses 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    So my bestfriend and I are very close, we have been bestfriends since 5th grade and now we are going up to 8th grade. I'm struggling with eczema, if you have eczema you'll skratch...
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