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I Don't Have Children

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I always thought I wanted at least one child. I even almost had one. Gave birth & everything.. Then had a funeral. Then years went by, and then a few more. It doesn't really seem...
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I don't know why I don't have close friends. I'm not an extrovert but I've been able to lost most of my shyness in the few past years, and sometimes I think I have plenty of...
    juanc64 juanc64 16-17, M Oct 9

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    Not a single one. My only life is my mother and stepfather. I am in my twenties and don't have any mates. Growing up I had people I talked to casually, but no 'friends'. I mostly...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I don't have any kids I would like to have kids but I cant afford kids I have no money I don't even have a job
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    I have no one, its not the first time. I talk to the wall because it won't tell my secrets. humans don't get me they don't want me I'm nothing to them. no matter how much I try, I...
    lovelydisgrace lovelydisgrace 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have always known from a very young age that I did not want to have children. Maybe I would be a good father, but I do not want the responsibility of raising a child. I like my...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    I always knew I never wanted kids, dunno why I just never did when I was a little girl my friends would play with dolls and prams, me?, I'd play with animal toys they were kind of...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I get asked if I have friends quite a lot. One of my teachers, who I think just feels bad for me, asked me if I had any friends. She was concerned for me and wanted me to join FBLA...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    While I find some tattoos very attractive I don't think I could get one myself. I don't think I could handle the needle and my skin looks better without the ink!
    lesbianjen lesbianjen 18-21, F Oct 5

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    Honesty all my friends already have a car or know how to drive. I don't because I really have no interest an driving or learning how to drive. It isn't a big deal to me. I took my...
    vertffy vertffy 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Okay so very touchy subject generally, so just thought i'd say prior i don't mean to offend anyone just expressing some of my opinion's. I'm not particularly religious was born...
    curranjm curranjm 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I don't trust my parents with everything cuz they won't understand I don't know if I can trust my friends with some information I have no one
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am a female btw. I never got my license. I have my learners permit, but I have never taken the test to get my actual drivers license. I am engaged to someone I have been with...
    Vehema Vehema 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    (This is what im feeling) I'm sitting in class and then it hits me.. I lost two of my best fiends last night(that's why I was crying).. I don't know what to do.. I feel empty I...
    sassy19love sassy19love 13-15 Sep 25

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    I want to ask this girl to go with me but I don't know how I should ask her.!?
    madison57 madison57 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 29

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    but I'm okay with that. I have 1 friend married 25 1 son she's a christian that lives and breaths for God. Been friends with her almost 9 yrs. Then I have another friend 32 2 boys...
    jbnj12 jbnj12 26-30, F Oct 1

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    My girlfriend gave birth to our son 16 months ago, and ever since then I don't seem to have any motivation for doing things. Before he was born I was learning guitar and had...
    mk1rich mk1rich 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    I don't speak to a single person in my family. My parents are very cold and don't express emotions. I left home when I was 17, and have been all alone since. I knew nothing about...
    screaminginside81 screaminginside81 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I think I ought to have a retirement account at my age. I just don't feel like starting one because I have a lot of debts to pay off. I'll start a savings plan next year, or maybe...
    CayucosBeach CayucosBeach 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    It just annoys me that nearly all my friends(the rest having Xbox 360s) has a PS3. I wouldn't mind getting a PS4, but a PS3 would be good.
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I hate kids. I am not sure if it's because of the upbringing with my mother but some people are not cut out to be parents. It ****** me off when people tell you "Oh, you will...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Sep 28

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    Never liked them. And never want them. Maybe it's because of my parents. They accidentally taught me that without children, everything's better. More money, more freetime, less...
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    i got my learners and i am 32 years old, i am lefty , from the caribbean ,well my boyfriend show me 3 lessons before i got my learners friday gone (19/09/2014) i did my first...
    blusoldierwoman blusoldierwoman 26-30, F Sep 22

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    I just can't think of anyone to look up to.
    urbanbedouinne urbanbedouinne 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Been about 2 years so far. Have a rod in my arm which is awesome. I love not having to go through the pain and the annoyance. Also love not getting preggers too!
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx 26-30, F Oct 6

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    I wish I had a different family sometimes, but then I stop and look, and see how lucky I am. I should be more grateful and appreciative that I have a family of my own.
    raspberryicetea raspberryicetea 13-15, F Oct 12

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    If you want to know more about me, then you can speak to me in person. My profile gives a genral idea of who I am. If anyone wants to know more, then they'll have to ask me...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F a week ago

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    No kids. No Husband. No Significant other. And I am quite happy (and a little proud). Not that anything wrong with the above. Its just not for me right now. And I'm so glad I didn...
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm a clingy bundle of problems how the hell do I have friends
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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