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I Don't Have Children

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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 1 hr ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    I don't have many friends. . . . . . Do classmates count? I will say unless we continue to stay in touch afterward. In my dictionary, friends are people who you can share your...
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    I don't have one, if I get a house with one, I would use it, but please do not tell me how to stack dishes. . . I grew up washing them myself. I just don't understand with some...
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    I've tried to find my place in the world. but they are never truly for me. I keep trying different hobbies, but they just don't last. I can't find a reason for me to live, so I...
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    Those who are working must imagine that when you're retired each day will extend before you, an eternity of time and so little to do. Let me correct this misconception. My day is...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 Apr 29

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    I talk to like everyone but don't have friends.
    Liljayz Liljayz 18-21 May 9

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    I don't have many friends and some left me along the way but I m contented with those that stuck around and glad that new ones join me
    late0 late0 18-21, M 1 Response May 9

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    People keep thinking I do but no just cause I have stories about my ex BF which where posted MONTHS ago doesn't mean am still with him.... So no I don't have a BF
    stuff950 stuff950 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    I have no problem with you being you. I have no problem with you being religious or atheist, gay, straight, male, female or anything in between or outside of those boxes. I don't...
    JSUNJ JSUNJ 36-40, M 1 Response May 11

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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 May 2

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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...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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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 May 2

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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 May 2

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    I don't socialise with anyone when I'm not at college or work. I never go out because I have no friends
    PrettyPrincess23 PrettyPrincess23 18-21, F 3 Responses May 8

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    Oh no! It's not true... Its a cheat day for me.. I did something that I shouldn't have! I just ordered Mac!! Oooopsie!
    MsAttitudez MsAttitudez 22-25, F a week 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 Apr 30

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    I'm not going to do it. You can't make me!
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    if anyone asks you if you want kids someday, say this, "why, yes. i would love to have baby goats." and walk away.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F May 8

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