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I Don't Have Children

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    so in my family, we are cursed with only boys so i made a list of just boy names that i like. Bailey Alexander Avery Carlisle Gerard Michael Raymond Antonio Tobias Perry Devon...
    piercethemack piercethemack 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I like kids but I don't think I would trust myself to be a mother. Its such a huge responsibility and I'm not sure I would be very good at it. I sometimes fade into myself and shut...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I only have 2 real friends, and i m crushing on one of them...I don't have many friends...People always tell me to make more friends, but I think I am picky in making friends...don...
    RainbowSpectrum RainbowSpectrum 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I don't have a lot of friends ,just a few close ones but even they don't know me fully...I've never ever had a bff nor do I ever think I will...the close friends I have are too...
    MariaGrace95 MariaGrace95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Don't have cable, no satellite, dish, nothing. Grew up without it & have never had it to this day! :o
    brunettebarbie14 brunettebarbie14 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I've never been in love with anyone and have never been in a real relationship before. I've also met alot of guys who have hurt me in the past, but I'm over that as well. I"m glad...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I have 0 real friends and i don't have any problem with having no friends, cause i have internet :D
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Aug 15

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    I don't have the technology to gain access to such "apps" :-(
    queerinthehead queerinthehead 41-45, M Aug 17

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    I'm going to make this short and sweet. I don't have to explain myself to anybody. Nobody is perfect and nobody has the right to judge me. If you're going to be my friend, then be...
    ChristiBoo2014 ChristiBoo2014 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Eh, I say I don't but I wouldn't mind it. Then I realize that my fertility is questionable for one. My uterus and hormones hate me. For real. Two, I am ALWAYS in dire straits. I...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Everytime I try to imagine my life with children I can only see how tying myself down would severely impede my educational and career goals. I would also have to marry(children out...
    Hoshanna Hoshanna 31-35, F Aug 6

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    I'm not completely sure why I even signed up on this site, yet alone posting a story. At the end of the day, I know that this will not improve nor will it change anything about my...
    LilMsUnknown LilMsUnknown 36-40, F Aug 13

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    I don't like small children. There, I've said it. Why? I find them annoying, cloying, demanding, messy and destructive. I can't talk to them about anything, and cannot stand...
    Petcentric Petcentric 56-60 1 Response Jul 31

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    I have nothing against children. I just don't want any plopping out of these thighs, EVER.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I find it so painful when people tell me they are having a baby. No matter how happy i am for them it will make me cry. I then begin to wish it was me and think that its not fair...
    maggiedjp2002 maggiedjp2002 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I've never been the type to have a lot of friends, never more than 2 or 3, but now I have none. The only person who I would actually consider a friend is out of the country until...
    aj2456 aj2456 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    It's summer and I haven't talked to anyone from high school since it ended (about 2 months ago) just one girl who anyway always tries to push me away.She says she likes me but I...
    Leraluna Leraluna 16-17, F Jul 31

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    I don't take **** from anyone. I will speak up if needed. I don't like liars or *** holes.
    xoxokendyl xoxokendyl 16-17, F Aug 2

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    Hi, I'm Corey. I'm 15. I think most everyone here knows me. I'm the bottom half of "The Jay and Corey Show." I have late puberty. I never joined this group before, because I think...
    moltencorey moltencorey 13-15, M Aug 13

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    I really don't. I don't get called or texted, for so long that it now feels awkward otherwise.
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I actually do have pube hair. But I know plenty of boys who don't yet. Some of my 13-15 friends don't yet... It's all ok. You'll get there and there's a down side to all that pube...
    gayandproud13 gayandproud13 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I really am tired of everything. I don't want to commit suicide. I just hate living, everything hurts. I can't bare this feeling.
    ohida ohida 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I've got only one brother. were just two. my brother hates me. Coz i don't give money to him. why? coz he's a womanizer. He's a bad brother. One night he shouted at me and he said...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F Aug 3

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    Like wow... My mother had actually gave me a birthday hug today. It wasn't even that awkward either. She even gave me a birthday card. Well, it was a week earlier, but that was...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I'm getting ready to be in a pageant I'm freaking out my mom hasn't coached me all that much and I don't know what color eyeshadow to wear or in what way to put it on I have a pic...
    Khaleesi1Regan Khaleesi1Regan 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know that i am existing and not living and that is a real thing. It hurts a s i know but what i can do as for my health situation and for being trapped in a lot of issues that...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    He left us right after my younger sister was born, and my younger sister was born when I wasn't even a year old yet. Which means that I grew up without a father, without knowing a...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    After reading all the posts I was extremely relieved that I wasn't alone. It did however make me face the mirror of fear staring back at me to motivate me to stay on this path...
    earleone93 earleone93 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Sometimes guys just cant get what others women can, like little nuances that only occur between a woman and her friend. I mean, its not like you can eyeball a hot guy and then tell...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Jul 30

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