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I Don't Have Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 187 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    My parents are both wonderful people. It isn't that they don't have time for me (which it kinda is actually) but my sister has lupus, shes 32 and I'm 22....she's been sick since...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F Dec 2

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    What I tell my friends is that you guys aren't my best friends your really good friends but one is not better than another so technically I don't have a BEST friend
    cchristinaa cchristinaa 13-15, F Dec 1

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    I feel dead. I have no idea who to talk to. My parents already have enough bothering them. My best friends are oblivious and frankly I don't have the guts to tell them anything...
    PassionateIndifference PassionateIndifference 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I don't have anywhere I'm really attached to like that place that puts a smile on your face
    twixxer twixxer 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I never have, and never will. When my wife has shown me some of the posts her sisters and friends have made, which, if they're not writing an online blog, are basically their...
    Idontmeantoo Idontmeantoo 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have online friends and I am thankful for that. But offline I don't have any friends. A part of it is my situation at the moment and the other part is my fear and mental issues.
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well.. Offline I don't have any friends unless you count my baby Beau, he's the best. Online I have lots of friends! Lol a lot. And they're all from here :P
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't want to feel miserable. I rather have pets then children
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F Dec 10

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    For as long as I could remember I've never liked to have responsibilities. I never cared for taking care of our family pets. I never liked to babysit my sibling. I never liked to...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Dec 10

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    I don't want to have children, because I fear I may be forced to abandon them. If life happens, and I end up in poverty I'd rather abandon them, then spend the rest of my life...
    benson5132 benson5132 18-21, M Dec 10

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    hell no I don't...they won't get raised by me lol
    theman89 theman89 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    2,941 people & counting who feel friendless. Here's my story. I've had childhood friends, we'd go to & from each other's homes, at times sleep over. Some I went to school with. I...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why I just can't have a "friend". Not a friend with benefits. Just a ******' friend! Most of my "friends" are males and 85% of the time they end up liking me...
    Aquarius05 Aquarius05 18-21, F Dec 3

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    ... told my husband I plan to stop pumping(breastmilk) for our baby- and instead of support, he voiced out his discontent. I really wish he'd be more supportive... so I can tell...
    ambut ambut 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know if this is really true. It is a bit absolute. Depending on how I feel and what I need, ....friendship is a word that can have many meanings. Like the untrue story that...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I miss having a best friend. :/ I got into an argument with my ex-best friend a few months ago and now she refuses to associate with me. Don't get me wrong, I didn't want to talk...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I don't even know what a boiler is. But I'm glad they break down sometimes! No school!
    Somethingcute Somethingcute 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I feel like I don't really have friends, just acquaintances. It doesn't really bother me though. I basically just keep them around to keep updated in the social world, and music...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wish I didn't have to turn to a blog to voice the thoughts in my head. I wish I had friends that I can just call without worry of judgment... but at least here, I can release...
    ambut ambut 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So, b*tches, you can't break something which doesn't exist
    BeingMe98 BeingMe98 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    not sure this is gonna even make sense but here goes. all my life, my family has moved around a LOT. i am currently living in my 11th house. most of the moves have been around...
    fairybby fairybby 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The main question is why you want a license? If you have a own car then it's fine. The reason you are very much able to get license. Conclusion: LICENSE IS CHEAPER THEN CAR
    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M Nov 29

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    I have lots of friends and acquaintances but no bf. I haven't had a bestie since high school and id love to have someone that's my best friend
    Expproject29 Expproject29 41-45, M Nov 30

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    My friends all have their own best friends. I'm just that friend that people turn to when they need someone around. That spare friend.
    Donchueven Donchueven 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    its hard to have a person best friend... a best is someone you fully trust and you know that whatever problem you have, he will be there for you, cause he knows that you will be...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M Dec 1

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    Sometimes I'd see this movie, or something will happen and I'd really wish I had a best friend to share it with. And I'll start wondering how I have no best friends, or any friends...
    Lechette Lechette 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I like to have close friends and friends... Best friends just are too much drama
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Would love to have a 'best friend' that I could tell anything to, do everything with and that I could trust! my best friend drifted, need a real friend that'll stick around no...
    ells97xo ells97xo 16-17, F