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I Don't Have Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 233 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2010

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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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    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 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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    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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    growing up me and my dad would love to watch movies and hang out but over the years he got to busy and would only talk to me when he wanted to yell so now I can't stand him
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    I am in the bottom of my barrel. The summer breeze blows into my window and cools my skin as I stare at my toilet for all the answers to life I crave. I am letting the finest...
    Lilcuppa Lilcuppa 70+, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    wish i had more my age :P i just need friends XD
    Spideroh1 Spideroh1 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have one friend who's a girl... but I mean we herded cattle for fun yesterday so does that even count...
    sidneyw24 sidneyw24 16-17 2 Responses Aug 20

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    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I don't have really many...... but would like more! :)
    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 20

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    I don't have more than 4 close friends, and only one is female. there is a girl at work I'm trying to be friends with, though!
    gingerru gingerru 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I really would like to find a girl friend that's into Spirituality, Meditation, Opening your 3rd eye, trying DMT, Eating healthy (LoL Basically into the things I'm into) I want...
    BLAiiRBEAR BLAiiRBEAR 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    "Oh when you get older, you'll change your mind." I'm not saying youre wrong. But I'm not saying youre correct either. When I get older, I don't see children in my life. I want a...
    0KatieKat0 0KatieKat0 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I think its very important for women to have platonic loving relationships with each other <3 i really do need girlfriends
    CloudPrince CloudPrince 18-21, T Aug 19

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    I think some people shouldn't have kids. I'm not trying to be mean or rude, but I think in many casses, it's simply irresponsible. It's irresponsible as a inhabitor or this planet...
    FallenButterflies FallenButterflies 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I'm sitting here on the couch next to my husband. He's watching Netflix and I am trying to watch with him. Somehow, I have gotten myself embroiled in a text-based war of some kind...
    ungreyme ungreyme 31-35, F Aug 19

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    Because of the medical problems I have, I feel like I'd have a really tough pregnancy. Also, I tire out easily, so I don't think I'll have the energy to take care of a kid. And I...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I used to have a great relationship with my father he was an alcoholic but he wasn't mean. after I moved away from home he found Christ which is wonderful but it changed him and so...
    shawncie shawncie 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Not even on EP; now that's pretty sad. I bet it's my ****** personality.
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist 13-15, F Aug 18

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