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I Don't Have Children

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's almost like the ones of us that don't have any are more the oddity than people who do. I like them on others. My husband has them. He loves that my skin is natural.
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    If someone else asks me if I have kiksterr account for hundredth time, I'm going to punch someone in the throat. I swear to the spaghetti monster. Holy heck. I don't have one...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Mar 3

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    If you don't have anyone else, let me know your problems, I'll hear them.
    LoganManish LoganManish 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    Stop asking me to skype! I don't have it and if I did I wouldn't be doing it with random people I met online.
    MyFriendPug MyFriendPug 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    Great news: my Bro Army is established! I think I made this because my 18-year old mind got the best of me again or I'm watching PewDiePie too much. ANYWAY, please join my Bro army...
    Windygirl84 Windygirl84 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm so sorry to put this on people I've.just had my kids took of me through domestic violence and I don't know what to do I've lost my partner over this I have no support and I.can...
    sclaire1 sclaire1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I tell my dad everything. Literally, everything. I told him about my first kiss and I cried because I thought he was gonna be mad at me. He even knows I smoke pot, though he's...
    RnneKK RnneKK 13-15, F Mar 9

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    Unfortunately I've drifted away from all my old friends at home. I have a couple close friends at college and other people there that I talk to a lot. But my Spring Break has been...
    GhostShell01 GhostShell01 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Don't you get tired of always taking one for the team? Why, in the world, am I doing all the sacrificing? I too, have **** to deal with. Why can't somebody take the weight off of...
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I realise that I may present myself as a young tease. That does not mean that people in relationships can message me for role play, or anything else sexual. Just like I would never...
    russianprincessdoll russianprincessdoll 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Like I don't ******* Care
    Jusliv Jusliv 18-21, M Mar 11

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    I have babysat children and changed babies. No parental instincts or whatever its called were boosted whatsoever.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Well..there's so much stuff in my mind that I want to say at once, but I suppose I've got to start somewhere. Compared to my peers, I suppose I could be called 'lucky' for having...
    ratsio ratsio 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I wish I had a friend I could play guitar with. I haven't had any friend's in over 10 years.
    mitchmiller1969 mitchmiller1969 41-45, M Mar 2

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    my ex husband won't pay any child support
    MommyWifeSisterDaughter MommyWifeSisterDaughter 26-30, F Mar 5

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    The Only One - I am probably the only one who doesn't own a Smartphone, which is a shame because I really would like one to take with me to places so I could still keep in touch...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 9

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    Its that time of day. Have been riding my black and chrome steed. Large, strong and very vocal. 110 cubic inches Its been a long wonderful ride and we are on our last legs for...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 14

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    I haven't for a while. he's making me go to conversion therapy on Friday, after school, because I came out to him as being transgender.
    Kairics Kairics 13-15, T Mar 17

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    i need a friend who will talk to me and who won?t ignore me
    reginapetrus reginapetrus 70+, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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