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I Don't Have Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 191 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 really don't like children. When I look at Babies-I have ZERO feelings. I may even find them ugly. I do not have any children and know I may regret it one day..but just the...
    fijifranny fijifranny 16-17, F Apr 12

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    DON'T HAVE TIME for people who ask me stupid questions like "Are you Chinese?" "Are you American?" Clearly, if you don't give two damn about it, then you wouldn't be asking. And...
    IloveAutumn115 IloveAutumn115 22-25, F Apr 20

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      Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,Relationships are what makes up society. We all live our lives and go about everything trying to be happy. It is hard to be happy in life and...
    TrustIsLife TrustIsLife 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Show me in the rules of life where I have to like everyone. Oh, there's no such rule? Well, I guess I don't have to like everyone on Earth, then :)
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I don't have any, I've thought about getting a few but I'm scared lol
    Lyntez Lyntez 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    It used to be ok for keeping on touch with people. Now it's just targeted advertising, drama and updates about how nice a coffee was. Fine people want to use it but it I hate it...
    TheGrumpyDead TheGrumpyDead 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 25

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    i don't have people invite me to do things for awhile now.
    super2012 super2012 22-25 Apr 26

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    i am lonely without him my dad passed away since i was 12 years old..i don't have much time with him..but the last things i remembered about him..he is inteligent,kind,responsible...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Why she doesn't listen to me, when I talk to her about her life , I just want her to be happy , to lives free because right now she lives a miserable life , she's so tired she can...
    lenagh lenagh 16-17, F Apr 14

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    If I had 3 wishes, i would waste one of them on my dad as it would be that my dad just fcuking drop dead already. I don't love him I don't hate him. I feel nothing towards him...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I second guess myself at every turn. People tell me am pretty but I don't see that sure am not overweight but am not model tipe either I have vampire teeth too am the weird girl...
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've moved around a lot in my life, but the last seven years I've been here. I got a wonderful boyfriend, but no friends. I've disconnected with all my old friends. And now I...
    holloweyed holloweyed 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm Olivia and I'm home educated. I have been since I was 11 and left primary school. All the friends I had never talked to me again and I have been alone ever since. My mum and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 12

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    My father was very abusive when I was growing up. He never physically abused me, but he physically abused my brothers. He was also emotionally abusive with them as well as my...
    Mickkeyy Mickkeyy 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    As soon as I start trying to express my hurt, I am being told that pain is good for spiritual growth yet when others are in pain I am expected to emotionally support them. I try to...
    rockingentleman rockingentleman 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I sometimes hate the silence cause my mind takes over and I start to overthink all the minor things that don't even matter and I hate thinking cause it just makes me stressed out...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    We are all separated we don't talk to each other only in special events, it's really sad that everyone cares about their cell phone more than family
    boom991 boom991 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    I've never had that kind of money, and I Don't see the point of buying a cheap flip phone (all I could afford anyways) if the world is moving onto smart phones now.
    theindigoboy theindigoboy 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    Why Do I Always have to text friends First like for real though I've come to a point where I don't consider any1 especially any B*tch a friend cause they always change on me.. I'm...
    NamzyZizi NamzyZizi 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    He no longer dreams.. Be it a response to trauma of conscious notions the heart fleets far from in subconscious whispers, or body of life left vacant that dreams have no need...
    PessimisticPenguin PessimisticPenguin 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    Want to know what's selfish? Bringing a child into this dysfunctional world and people trying to manipulate you into having children all because they're not getting what they want...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There is one person who'll listen to me talk about my problems, my ex-girlfriend. But I feel like she literally doesn't care and only speaks to me out of pity. Nobody else will...
    KidNova45 KidNova45 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I have so many friends. why can't I just be real with some of them when I'm hurting?
    freetobeme23 freetobeme23 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I lost my best friend more than 4 years ago. I always thought that eventually I'd find a new one, like I always have before. But none of them live up to her, I try not to compare...
    JamieMostra JamieMostra 26-30, T Apr 13

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