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I Don't Want Kids

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    If I have kids, this is what could happen to

    them 1: I have very low stress tolerance levels. I could ignore the child because I can't take care of it properly from the extreme stress. The child could end up dying because of being mistreated. 2: I was born with mental weakness on two sides of my family. It's likely the...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Oct 16

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    I freely admit i do not want the responsibility.

    I know that any child would be better off with any other woman as their mother. I love my nephews, but i also love when they leave. I know that i will not change my mind no matter what anyone tries to say to convince me.
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    The Reason Most People Have Kids

    The main reason I don't want kids is because most young women I know (including my own mother) were scared to be alone got knocked up by the first guy that showed them attention and got married or stayed together for it. Years down the line they're miserable hate each other even...
    NocturnalNightmare NocturnalNightmare 26-30, M 8 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    I've heard a lot of people say: "Kids are a God

    blessing". Oh they are? Let's analyze that shall we: Well first off, I've heard pregnancy is a real b*tch, but that's only just the beginning. You see kids are always screaming, crying, keeping you up all night in the process. Kids are some of the most obnoxious things on the...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 30

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    Ever since I was 14 years old,

    I never wanted to have kids. I have no maternal instincts and don't like being around kids very long. Even though I live with my parents, I love my freedom. There are numerous reasons why I don't want kids. Here they are: 1. I don't want to deal with the emotions of my "baby...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I think kids are obnoxious,

    whiny and annoying. I just literally do not have any patience for them.
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    So yea Im married now.

    What is the deal with people always asking me when im gonna get preggers? wtf is up with this shyt? I always thought and still do think that pregnancy sounds more like a parasitic invasion then a blessed event. Thats just me though. A belly the size of Rhode Island, sore...
    myaahwavesgoodbye myaahwavesgoodbye 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 21

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    I'd fall into a coma

    if I found out I was pregnant
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I Regret Having Kids When I Never Wanted Any.

    Now I am living in a hell I can never escape from.
    Kiara2012 Kiara2012 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 20

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    Breeding

    I've decided not to have children for quite a few reasons. I could probably write a book about this topic, but I'll only list a few here. First, the latest average cost of having one child is roughly $241,000 before college. I also read it will be about double that amount...
    BillSPrestonEsq BillSPrestonEsq 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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    Funny conversation at work the other day.

    .. Child: Are you a mom? Me: Nope. Child: Whaaaat? Then what are you? Me: I'm just me. I'm a Speech Therapist. Child:...but you don't have kids? Me: No, but I do have dogs :] Child: That's weird. Even children are starting to judge my life choices!!!! :P
    QuietChristi QuietChristi 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    I just hate it when people say “you will

    change your mind as you get older”! Guess what, I said I didn't want kids when I was 15, now I'm 25 and I still don't want kids! I just can't stand the noise and I don't have the patience! hate it when they look at me like I don't know what I am talking about. Seriously you...
    Naturalsimple Naturalsimple 26-30, F 11 Responses Jul 23

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    Nothing frustrates me more

    than being told I will change my mind when I "get old enough" or "meet the right man." These things imply that as an adult I am still not fully capable of making decisions and that the decisions that I will make in the future are not my own, that they'll be based on a man in my...
    charmyxd charmyxd 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    Maybe I will eventually

    but right now I see them as annoying, germy, rude, screaming tiny people. Also they scare me o_o
    KuroKitsune KuroKitsune 13-15, F Nov 12

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    Stephtantan Stephtantan 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I'm literally terrified of children.

    I can hardly stand being in the same room as them. I don't know why, but I've always felt this way. I don't ever want to be pregnant or adopt.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 3

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    I never have loved the idea of having kids

    but it was officially confirmed I never wanted children after my sister had my niece. Hard work. I'd rather focus on myself, children ruin so many opportunities.
    CharlesMansonism CharlesMansonism 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    at all. While I enjoy spending time with some

    nice kids in moderation. I don't think I'm cut out to be a mother. At least not a traditional one. When I'm in my forties or so is like to foster or adopt a preteen or teen kid who needs a good home. But having my own kids? No way. For a good part of my life I want to travel on...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Aug 31

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    It's not because I don't like them,

    or think they're annoying in any way. I just don't want them to grow up in a world like this, I would hate myself if I saw them grow up to become how some people are. Hate and greed are becoming more and more popular, this world is turning to ****. I'm sure there are people who...
    MarziJain MarziJain 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Some of my friends got kids at a very young age

    and they couldn't handle it. They were unhappy, the kids were unhappy, even my rich friends couldn't handle it. I thought that if you had enough money then you would be able to take care of your kids, but that's not true. I wouldn't be able to handle kids.
    MelodieSlute MelodieSlute 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    iaintcomingupwithausername iaintcomingupwithausername 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    Like Ever. I don't want my kid having my issues.

    I hope I never get pregnant. If so I would turn to abortion,adoption. Check out Safe Haven Laws in your state for parents who want to give up their kids the legal way.
    Hannarose Hannarose 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    "You'll Change Your Mind When You're Older!"

    No, no I will not change my mind whe I'm older, and i'm tired of hearing people say that. Is it so wrong for me to know what I want, and stick to my beliefs? Growing up, before I had ever thought seriously on the subject, it seemed like parenthood was a choice. Some people had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    I'm too ambitious & have things I want to do

    with my life instead of focusing all my energy into something like a kid for 20 years. Really it's not self-centered because I'd be a terrible mom & I seriously lack maternal instincts. I don't want to put a child through that; I guess I love my potential children enough to save...
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    Also, I'm Jumping On The Top Ten Train...

    Top Ten Lists are fun. David Letterman should do one about reasons why having kids isn't awesome. 10. Childbirth. The pain, vomiting, tearing, drugs, no drugs, screaming, blood, goo, post-birth-floppiness of the cooter. All of the above = bad. 9. Family/Friend Obligations. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    After watching and taking care of

    so many babies and toddlers, I pretty much had my share of child raising. I don't need my own, I'm 18 and already burned out. Plus, there are 7 Billion+ people on this Earth, we don't need anymore people. It would be perfectly fine if most of this generation didn't reproduce...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    MeowSaidTheCat MeowSaidTheCat 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I don't want kids. I do enjoy being around

    children. They're cute don't get me wrong [although they're some nasty ones out there] but, very early on I just knew that I didn't want to be a parent. Some can say, "you seem like the type of person who doesn't want to take on responsibility," or "you're just selfish". No...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Why Is Pregnancy Viewed As This Incredible Accomplishment? It Grosses Me Out

    When a woman (usually a celebrity) announces that she knocked up, it is looked upon like this miraculous, awesome feat. Why? Any idiot can get pregnant. No matter how stupid, poor, incompetent and emotionally unstable you are, if you're a female who has periods and a uterus...
    bolistoli bolistoli 56-60, F 15 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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    I Still Don't Want Kids.

    I was only a kid, around 10 years old, when my 16 year old sister, Jamie, had her first baby (Nathan). Then my mom said to me, "Don't be like your sister." I remember thinking, "Don't worry, I won't." A few years later I was in high school and saw so many girls who were getting...
    xoxodoll xoxodoll 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Even though I don't want kids I still get a

    motherly yearn sometimes, to have the whole experience. But I'm not going to do it. Maybe next lifetime.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I have zero maternal instinct,

    so I highly doubt that parenthood would pan out well for me.
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Not Gonna Do It

    I really do like (note, not love) kids. I enjoy being around my nieces and nephews and friends' children. But never ever do I want any of my own. My main reasoning is - -I am selfish and I love it. It's just husband my and me and our cats. I wouldn't want it any...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 13, 2007

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    The Top 10 Reasons....

    10. I've got no motherly instinct. I've never felt it at all, even when around babies. I don't see the facination. 9. Screaming and whining just grate on my nerves. 8. Pain of childbirth? No thanks. Stretching out that area down there? No thanks. Chance of ripping...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea 36-40, F 13 Responses May 30, 2009

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    I'm 21, and all I want is to get my tubes tied.

    I hate that so many people only see me as a baby making machine, and I hate that my life apparently means nothing if I don't have children and sign my life over to them. Like, I'm the one being selfish. I hate that society has made it so difficult - and so taboo - to get your...
    spiffyoctopus spiffyoctopus 18-21, F 14 Responses Oct 29

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    A Careful Decision...

    Children... babies... raising another human being. The following is not a vain attempt to accrue public affirmation for my ideas; I did not write this seeking affirmation of my ideology - I mostly wrote it so that any others on the verge of considering such a grave responsibility...
    Dracat Dracat 36-40 3 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    I'm infertile anyway

    so it's just as well.
    LadyRosenberg LadyRosenberg 18-21, F Nov 18

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    Childfree Is The Way For Me!

    Hello.  My name is M, and I don’t want kids.  There, I said it!  Why is it that admitting that I don’t want to have kids seems almost as bad as admitting that I’m addicted to drugs?  It’s because in our society, it is simply expected that you will have children. That...
    microwench microwench 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Why Cant People Respect That??

    Im so sick of people trying to convince me to have a child!! so a couple of women on my job are pregnant...which has somehow led to people telling me that im next. when i politely told them that i dont want any kids this late in life...here comes the unwanted comments and...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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    Doing The World A Favor

       I have never liked kids, most of my family thinks I love kids. I would be really embarrassed if they found out some how that I don't. I don't wanna be judged just because I'm not like most women in the world who want kids right off the bat. Half the reason why I stayed a...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F 23 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    I did not imagine having children

    until the day my (soon to be) wife became pregnant. She was from a Catholic family and despite her own willingness to pick and choose which rules to follow, Abortion wasn't something she was interested in. I was pro-choice but not *for* abortion per-se so I suddenly...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 19

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    They Think I'm

    It's hard being 24 and having people looking at me like I have 3rd head just because I don't have kids yet. I got married at the very young age of 18. Even though I jumped fast, I still don't regret my marriage to a very wonderful man.  But I live in the South, and here...
    timelessaire timelessaire 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2007

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    After living with old people my whole life

    and doing nothing but taking care of them, hell no I don't want kids. People think I'm selfish cause I want to live alone and never have children but that's coming from people who get to live their own lives and not theirs with someone else's. If that makes any sense.
    birdoparadise birdoparadise 22-25 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm afraid I'll be just like my parents

    and my children will turn out like me. Just thinking about it makes me disgusted
    fuccfuse fuccfuse 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    uhhke uhhke 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    I don't want kids. I never have.

    Ever since I was a little girl I never played with dolls and I had no interest in being a mother. As I got older, other people and family members asked me about what I would be when I grew up and all of them were shocked when I said I didn't want children. They kept telling me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I don't dislike children at all.

    ..I don't have children and it just simply didn't happen....but, to be completely honest, I have never thought about having or wanted to have children of my own. Well, apart from for a few minutes after seeing touchy movies that relate to parenthood, etc. My boyfriend has a kid...
    purly purly 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    ...cause it would break me.

    If they turned out as sensitive as I am, and they probably would, I couldn't bare the taught I condemned them to life in a world they can never learn to adjust to, that would constantly drain them, bully them and generally make them feel inferior to selfish ego driven ppl, who...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Something that grinds my gears is

    when people tell me I will change my mind. I really doubt I will. Having a kid would involve me to have sexual relations with a male, and I really don't want to do that. *sigh* I sometimes feel like people don't respect my Asexuality.
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 5 Responses Nov 5

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    I'd rather help the earth

    than humanity...
    NaturalGropius NaturalGropius 18-21 2 Responses Apr 22

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