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I Don't Want to Have Children

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    www.IdoNOTwantkids.com - I run the 100% free childfree dating website: www.IdoNOTwantKids.com It is the world's only free dating site ONLY for people who do NOT have or want kids...
    idonotwantkidsdotcom idonotwantkidsdotcom 41-45 Nov 17, 2012

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    No! - At last! Other people that don't want children! Ever since I became an adult and realized what it meant to have kids, I've sworn that I will never have any. People ask...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    An Unwise Decision - I feel like it would be an extremely unwise decision for me to even think about having children until I resolve issues that I can already foresee as being a...
    Jenabeth Jenabeth 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    Babies Are Cute But... - I have a couple of (young) friends who are currently expecting. One has always dreamed of being a mommy and the other is someone who I never expected...
    LadyAndTheTrampStamp LadyAndTheTrampStamp 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    Article That Say Child-free Restaurants Are Result Of Narcissitic Childfree Adults - I recently read a article where the writer pretty much blamed child free adults who "don't want...
    IreneT IreneT 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2013

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    No, Thank You! - I admit, children can be adorable. Especially when they're babies and I like other people's children to an extent. But overall, I feel uncomfortable around them...
    TheWanderingWriter TheWanderingWriter 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Just Realised... - I've been through a lot in then last year, some of it documented on this website, some of it not. I have gone from wanting to commit suicide last year in May...
    itsallaparadox itsallaparadox 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    None For Me, Thanks. - Several years ago, I really wanted to have children, but  as I've gotten older, I've come to appreciate the freedom I have without kids. I can do the things...
    NoxNocturne NoxNocturne 31-35, F Mar 15, 2012

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    This is something I think about every now and then. I have PCOS which doesn't make it impossible to have children but in some women it can cause infertility. So I have adjusted to...
    hayleyRebeccaE hayleyRebeccaE 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Parents Make The Worse Co-Workes. - I'm sure there are parents out there who are very responsible and then there are others that you end up picking up the slack for. My parent co...
    IreneT IreneT 26-30, F Mar 21, 2013

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    I read here in this experience about people who don't want to have children because being a parent isn't for them or it's just how they feel about the matter, which is fine...
    charlie4edwards charlie4edwards 16-17, F a week ago

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    Short, Sweet, And Simple. - --I don't have the patience for them. --I don't want to hear them screaming. --I don't want to be bombarded with all of their stupid questions. --I don...
    GoldQuartz GoldQuartz 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    Does This Make Me Selfish? - I used to want to, in high school, I even had names picked out. As years went by, it just never seemed like the right thing to do, could've been the...
    normajean6126 normajean6126 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    Baby In A Pill Bottle - Maybe it's the hormones, but pregnant women terrify me. If not at least intimidate me. The terror is muddled with a little repulsion. I just can't imagine...
    araneidae araneidae 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    When I Say I Don't Want Children, They Make Me Feel Ashamed. - Growing up taking care of my siblings, I had a lot of responsiblities early on so I decided I didn't want to have...
    IreneT IreneT 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    Kids? No Thanks. - i have 5 jobs. they all have to do with kids. at the end of the day, i get to give them back. i get to buy toys and play with my friends kids. the end.
    BarNapkinPoet BarNapkinPoet 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 16, 2008

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    then DONT?! as simple as that :)
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F a week ago

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    Give It Another Decade Or So - I'm pretty young to have children. I think that my age is just one of the reasons why I don't want kids. I'm also the youngest in my family and I'm...
    missindependent12 missindependent12 22-25, F May 28, 2013

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    No Thank You - I like having the freedom to go and do what I want without having to worry if it's kid-friendly or not. Sorry, but not everything in the world is meant to center on...
    darksarabande darksarabande 31-35, F Nov 30, 2011

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    No I Don't Want Children Ever. - Yeah, I am home free. I made it to 50 with no kids. I don't have to take care of them, It's bad enough to listen to a child scream in the...
    littlemonkeydoodle littlemonkeydoodle 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Me And You, Just Us Two - I'm 31 and I don't want children. Never have really. I grew up the oldest girl and thus left with the responsiblity of being second mom. I've done...
    IreneT IreneT 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    God's Timing Is Impeccable - Gosh....where to begin?? Deep down I always knew that I didn't want to be a mother, but I tried to convince myself that I would someday change my mind...
    SymSym83 SymSym83 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2012

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    No Energy For It - In Simple words: I don't responsibilities of a minor. I don't have he energy for it what's so ever.
    sirscorpius sirscorpius 26-30, M Dec 7, 2012

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    Maybe some day, but not anytime soon. I don't want to have a kid now, at such a young age, before I'm ready to. I want a career, a house, to be financially stable. Don't get me...
    suzukipot suzukipot 16-17, F Dec 19, 2013

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    I'm Doing The World A Favor - It's not that I hate kids. It's that I don't think I'd be a very good parent. And unlike most of the population, I have the balls to admit it. I don...
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    I add people to my circle who look intriguing, but I don't want to offend anyone with my profile. I hope people keep an open mind, but I understand if you don't want to be friends...
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    I've been talking to CBD, my on-again, off-again, since yesterday. After 3+ years I know the cycle, I know the routine, I know what we say and do and how it will end up. That is...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    She's consuming me again. It's funny how somebody, who you haven't seen or talked to in months, can have such a profound effect on you. They don’t have to do a single thing and...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    There is quite a long story behind this question but I'll try to make it short. I'm a girl and 17 by now and approx. 3 years ago I changed school and among my new teachers there...
    PrincessMagalie PrincessMagalie 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I want to be in a relationship. I don't want to feel hideous or ugly or feel rejected at all. I want to feel like someone wants to get to know me, that someone wants to be with me...
    lotstodeal lotstodeal 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The last few days have been extremely stressful at work. I want to scream and yell until I don't have any voice left. I want to punch something over and over and over again. I want...
    Zenra808 Zenra808 51-55, F Mar 19

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    I don't want to just rant. I want to make things better! If only I knew how.
    oakenbras oakenbras 18-21, M Mar 20

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    In the past I've had bad relationship experiences & I don't want this one to be one too! We've been together for almost 3 yrs, and we fight over the stupidest things. How do I get...
    SAndre23 SAndre23 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Oops, I thought this said, "I don't want to hurt anyone!" I need to read before clicking "Me Too," lol :P
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 28

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    I don't want to feel anymore... I want to get rid of my feelings... Is there any way i could numb them? ( without alcohol)
    Thehorserider5 Thehorserider5 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I don't want to feel like I'm lost and always struggling to find that median point of inner peace. Too much of it isn't good, but having to little of it makes me stressed.
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 30

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    Who does? Nobody does. So why oh why am I constantly seeing people live a life that they don't want? Doesn't make sense to me.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M Apr 1

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    It's just hard and confusing. I don't like being a boy's best friend -It always leads to falling in love which is something that I absolutely don't want- and also, I don't like...
    Mary0710 Mary0710 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I just don't want her to see my weakness, inside im falling to pieces but what good will it do to let it take over ?
    dixiecrystal1 dixiecrystal1 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I don't want to remember But as I look into the Mirror It only shows the truth of the food I shouldn't have consumed, stretching out my flesh. the marks on my arms, which broke...
    UnderTheKnife UnderTheKnife 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't want to remember all the fights I had with my "best friends".
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    This day in age. I don't want kids cause I feel that this generation has completely ****** destroyed killed or will kill everything on planet earth. Living in so cal, politics...
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T Mar 21

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    Right now I don't want anything to serious. I'm young I have time for all that a little later in life. But I wouldn't mind going out on a date every once in a while. And like I...
    PuertoRicanPrincess18 PuertoRicanPrincess18 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've never been too crazy about kids in general. I know people say it's different with your own, but I just don't see myself having any. Part of it could because of where I am in...
    lolwhutisthis lolwhutisthis 22-25, F Mar 25

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    This was something I thought was a phase, but the more I grow older, the more I realize that I truly would find more peace without being in a marriage. I'm going to turn 23. Today...
    franny21 franny21 22-25, F a week ago

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    After seeing my brother and sister I refuse to have kids or even adopt. I don't have patience for pointless bickering, tattle telling, and especially not crying. I want to take...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I hate hate hate being in one sided love. Why? Because it's only me that cares, it's only me who thinks that we can be more than friends, and it's only me that likes you. What...
    Stephanie3729 Stephanie3729 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    BRUNO MARS LYRICS "Talking To The Moon" I know you're somewhere out there Somewhere far away I want you back I want you back My neighbors think I'm crazy But they don't...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm usually pretty laid back, but you can push me to a point where I just don't care anymore. Please don't.
    Alexdrunkunc Alexdrunkunc 18-21 Mar 18

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    It's funny. The whole war with Juliewashere88/Juliette333 and queenv60 is finally over with. An entire year. Funny how two brain dead idiots can cause that much of a storm, and...
    Starscream99 Starscream99 22-25, M Mar 20