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I Don't Like Children

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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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    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 4 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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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

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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 17 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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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 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

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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 7 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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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

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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'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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    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 22-25, F Jun 18, 2011

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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

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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 3 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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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 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 2 Responses Feb 18

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    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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    Okay so my in laws and I don't get along! They are sneaky, deceptive, fake, and the list could go on and on One example out of many is when I was in the hospital having my...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I hate the image and cage engraved by the ppl who don't like me. I don't like them either but I don't spread my opinions about them. just because my individual experience with them...
    TheAnonymous99 TheAnonymous99 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I really don't care. I accepted way back that not everyone is going to like me. Sure it may have bothered me a time or two. Now What bothers me is people who pretend to like me but...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F Nov 29

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    If you don't like the Way I talk , the way I dress, the things I post , then I want to say that from the bottom of my heart I sincerely .... Don't give a rats behind !
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I don't really get the whole process of doing this? Like who are you to shame someone for being themselves. I feel if you don't like something about yourself change it. And for...
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I don't feel comfortable in a swimsuit with my body type. Not even a one piece I just don't want others to see my stretch marks and I don't like my thighs
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I really don't like how they portray gay people in the media as these really flamboyant and fashion savvy men with heavy lisps and these butch lesbians with short hair, deep voices...
    SylverCoyote SylverCoyote 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I literally met this guy on this app and he chatted me first. At first it was okay until he started being mean. He mad me feel terrible on the inside and I just wanted to meet new...
    quarioj quarioj 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I am who i am, unless your close to me i could care less if you don't like me. Everybody can't like everybody. That would just be boring
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Nov 23

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    Yeah I don't like it, I don't find it sexist I just think it's a bit personal for a stranger to call me that, babe is the worst!
    claireblack claireblack 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't like labels. Why so we have to label everything? I don't know care if you're gay, straight, bisexual, transgender etc. if that's who you are, I totally and utterly respect...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F Nov 28

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    some of my old ex women I don't like running into they as lost it in the head
    marvel901jones marvel901jones 41-45, M Nov 19

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    I don't like wearing bikinis because of my stretch marks being on my butt cheeks and lower back. It's Embarrassing. I wouldn't even go skinny dipping with friends. If I do put on a...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 21

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    Seriously though, grow up. what are we 5? Im not even gay and i don't like it. People do stuff. Get over it
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I don't like it because I hate silent moments when I said what I needed to say and want to hang up but you still want to stay on the phone. Rather text, so I could reply when I see...
    samsdname samsdname 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I hate wearing skirts ever since my step dad started touching me so no I don't like them
    cattie1283 cattie1283 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    They don't like me because I'm getting in the way of their beloved future med school graduate.
    twelves twelves 22-25 6 days ago

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    Last night, I was knackered because of the work. So I hit the bed just to relax. The time was 19:30 hours, at that moment, if I am not wrong and the next thing I know is, I was...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M 6 days ago

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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 a week ago

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

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    hell no I don't...they won't get raised by me lol
    theman89 theman89 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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