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I Don't Like Children

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    I've Come To Realize I Don't Like Children

    B oth of my sons are an accident. Don't take me wrong... I absolutely adore them but I didn't plan to have them. Since I was a young girl I absolutely hated all kinds of kids, I just disliked babies and pregnant women. When I got pregnant with my first son who is now 19, I was...
    marina2009 marina2009 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2009

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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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    Dropping Like Flies

    I feel like I'm being set up when it comes to the people in my life and their opinions on kids. I've had multiple conversations with friends/family members that have told me they don't want kids. I'm thinking they were just trying to appease me because they have ALL changed. Two...
    lucy2423 lucy2423 31-35, F Oct 9, 2012

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    For those of you that are fans of The Big Bang

    Theory, I will say that my experience around children is similar to that of Bernadette. I didn't have as many siblings as she did, but I did have little cousins, and there was about 10 of them altogether. Because I was the oldest girl, I had to wrangle them all, which was...
    divineangel28 divineangel28 26-30 Feb 18, 2014

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    Children Make Me Feel Guilty

    I used to be a really spoiled brat. Whenever I look at photographs of me and my brother as kids, my brother is always smiling sweetly and I am, for the most part, frowning or looking at something else besides the camera. I remember that all I cared about was myself, I was selfish...
    blewguy blewguy 18-21 2 Responses Dec 9, 2010

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    I Think It Has The Potential To Ruin My Marriage

    I married a man with 6 children. All grown, thank goodness. The problem is becoming the grand-children. Especially the grand-daughter who turned 2 in January. My husband knew before we were married that I really didn't like children and was uncomfortable around them. Nevertheless...
    wedgewood wedgewood 51-55 3 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    I've Tried But I Just Don't Have It In Me...

    Hi all, new here...was looking for google hits on " I don't like children" and voila... I don't have children of my own, never wanted to. My ex-wife didn't either, up to one point where she did want them and she wanted one " now ! "...
    OscarTango OscarTango 31-35 8 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    I Will Never Ever Have Children!!!!

    I have a ton of reasons why I don't like children and have no wish to have any! Shall I start from the top? Okay. 1. I don't care what anyone says, pregnant women are hideous! They look like beached wales with horrendous fashion sense! 2. Not only would I have to look like a...
    LadyBug84 LadyBug84 22-25, F 18 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    My Life Is Complete And Happy Without Kids

    basically my whole life i never really cared for children i know they exist but if i didn't have to deal with them and they wont affecting my life. i wouldn't even look twice at them. growing up as a kids round 7 or 8 when family members had babies the last thing i wanted to do...
    goodwoman02 goodwoman02 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I Never Want To Experience Parenthood

    Since I was 10 I never payed babies or children younger than me any mind. For some reason I knew they existed but weren't important enough to pay any mind. The truth is I didn't have any problem with children until my sister had a kid and I started dating a man with young...
    Doglover22 Doglover22 18-21, F Jul 13, 2012

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    I don't like babies or small children

    and find them quite resistable. I feel very isolated by my position, especialy in the church setting where I am most involved. However, I do have some non church dog friends who are also childless. Babies, toddlers and small children make me very uncomfortable. You never know...
    englishfoxhound englishfoxhound 56-60, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    Don't Think I Want To Have Kids Anymore

    I never really liked babies. Even as a little girl I never liked playing with baby dolls. I loved Barbies and ponies and teddy bears but I never liked playing with little babies. I didn't like playing the mommy or anything like that. Mostly I think it was due to the fact that I...
    Kkcooll Kkcooll 22-25 2 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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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 thought of having someone needy around me, having to make sandwiches for school every day...uhh that drains me !! LOL When I am at...
    fijifranny fijifranny 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I Dont Want Kids, Even If This Results In a Divorce!

    I am 23yrs old and have been married for a year now. My husband and I talked about having children before getting married and decided that we would have kids in the future. Since I was a little girl I always knew that I did not want to have any children, I only agreed to having...
    CandyQ5709 CandyQ5709 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    I Don't Like Children Either, I Tolerate Them

    Up until 5 years old, they're cute enough, but even that I've had to "work" on, trying to be into my nieces and nephew. i love them strictly because they're family but I can't say anything for the fact that they're just children. Outside of that, I haver no interest in them. I'm...
    KJustice KJustice 36-40 7 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    Lonely

    I've never liked children or babies, the only baby doll I had as a child was the evil overlord of all my games and I've felt pretty much the same ever since. Most of my friends now have babies, I've been dreading this point in my life for years and now thats its arrived, it's...
    2write 2write 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    Bio Kids Are Just Not For Me....

    I don't hate babies or kids (well behaved) but I have zero interest in having them...I actually adore other people's babies (keyword: babies, not 8 yr old brats), they're precious and when I'm done playing with them, I can hand them over and move on...despite being married, I...
    trxr4kids trxr4kids 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    1. I don't hate kids

    or wish them any harm, but I am not a fan, either. I can be very short-tempered and impatient, and this is especially true when they are whining, screaming, yelling or crying because high pitched voices really hurt my ears. The same can also be said when they invade my personal...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F Jul 4

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    i don't like kids, don't

    even know how to act around em. don't ever wanna have em! today my little cousin puked in the car and all i did was protect my belongings, scoot as far away from him as possible and have a disgusted and very flattering expression on my face.
    innocentfreak24 innocentfreak24 22-25, F Dec 9, 2013

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    Not To That Point But

    i am afraid of babies all from viet nam and the death they caused many including my wife at age 19
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Nov 14, 2011

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    I actually don't like kids.

    They sort of freak me out, but I do like some of my kid relatives.
    Jambiana Jambiana 16-17, F May 12, 2014

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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 don't like small children.

    There, I've said it. Why? I find them annoying, cloying, demanding, messy and destructive. I can't talk to them about anything, and cannot stand having to fake being interested in their attempts to communicate with me. It's unfortunate, too, that for some reason, kids like...
    Petcentric Petcentric 56-60 2 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    They're Just Never Satisfied.

    I have had to babysit my brother's kids so many times, I will never want children of my own. They're leeches. They want everything you have, and when they have it, it's not enough. Nothing makes them think or feel, they are entirely self-motivated and a complete drain to be...
    captaincube captaincube 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    I have never liked children,

    I find them to be loud and tedious. I have several opinions about various topics that people may not necessarily agree with but I've always been able to accept myself as a decent person regardless of varying levels of disagreement from other people. Except in this one area. I...
    Popitart7 Popitart7 22-25, F 3 Responses May 6

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    Who's Busness Is It To Say That All Women Esp Married Women Have Some Unspoken Obligation To Breed...

    To me those people need to pay attention to their own offspring and leave the comments to them selfs. I don't comment (but should since every wants to comment on my choice) on how may parents out there that should have been steralized and not allowed to have chlidren. To many...
    adevious14u adevious14u 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    Ughhh...all the boys in our family are bad.

    My brother is 28 and he's still bad. I was watching my little cousin and I refused to let him eat his candy before dinner. He threw a tantrum like a big one crying, storming around, and stomping. Horrible. In general, I don't have the time or the patience for children. I look on...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F Feb 17, 2014

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    I have one and that's enough

    for me. I don't like other people's kids for the most part. Which basically means I don't like ****** parents.
    wonderwalls wonderwalls 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2014

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    My Truth

    It took me a very long time to admit that I truly do not like children. Thankfully I don't have any and now at the age of 39 I realize that I don't want to birth any. Ironically, I'm good with kids and am frequently asked to babysit!! What bothers me is that children these days...
    Sliifox77 Sliifox77 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    Sisters-in-law

    I admit, I'm pregnant, but I don't care for children much. Even when I was a child, being around the other kids was tiresome. I'm okay with babies and small children (as long as they're raised right and watched carefully), but older kids (ages 5-12) creep me out. I don't know how...
    warclaw warclaw 26-30, F Jun 18, 2011

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    Not a Breeder

    I know this sounds bad. But I don't like children or babies. I don't hate them, but they are not for me. Being a woman in the US this is against the norm, I guess. When some of my firends learn I don't want to hold their babies, they sometimes are offended. Or some understand...
    JannaK75 JannaK75 31-35, F 8 Responses May 30, 2009

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    I speak my mind I'm cold and blunt by most definitions if I don't like u il say it to you're face simple as that but this makes it hard well I don't even do it on purpose it's just...
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    I usually do. I'll tell you exactly what i think. So if you can't handle the truth then don't tell me to tell you the truth. Because i can be cruelly honest. Why sugar coat things...
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    My family hasn't really been there for me. Maybe I'm wrong, but a dad shouldn't hit his son for making a mistake. He also should watch his temper and what he says cause on a child...
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    Ok hear me out... I don't belong to a religion, mainly because I am an atheist. However this does not mean I discriminate against other people. I believe that people should believe...
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    I've ranted a lot about the reasons I don't like/want children, so I'll just give this shorter condensed version. They get underfoot. Their high-pitched voices hurt my ears...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I'll make this short as I can. My mother is a narcissist. Being around her is and has been slowly affecting my general well being. She's the most miserable person I know. Everyone...
    IvanaVine IvanaVine 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Let's start with the beginning: I am the last child of 3. My childhood was not pleasant nor sad. My dad took care of us while my mom was working. My siblings were protecting me and...
    GirlWithNoFamily GirlWithNoFamily 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I've been getting this frequently. Someone will message me just saying "hi." Then I message back and then they say "never mind" or don't message me back at all afterwards. If you...
    musicman99 musicman99 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    like wtf? chill. I don't know you and you don't know me.
    mightyhealthy mightyhealthy 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Yes...this makes me feel anxious and annoyed... like can you stop? you don't even know me!!
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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