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I Don't Want to Have Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 151 People

    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't want to have to put up with "family friendly" places, because not every place should be "family friendly."
    GoldQuartz GoldQuartz 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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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 would want children. I keep trying to put myself in their shoes and it just scares the hell out of me. I absolutely love...
    LadyAndTheTrampStamp LadyAndTheTrampStamp 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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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 the fact that I might not be able to conceive. I am in no way trying for a baby but I do think about this when contemplating my future. I...
    hayleyRebeccaE hayleyRebeccaE 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2014

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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't have the money, the energy, or the patience to raise a child so I'm not having any.
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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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 children. I have my long time boyfriend who is of the same mind and I feel we're being responsible in voicing our opinion. However, the reactions we get are less than...
    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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    Sometimes I Feel Like The Only Rationale Adult In The Entire Country/world

    Ever since I was 10 and my sister and i promised each other we would both never have kids, adopt maybe but not birth any, I have felt like I'm the only one that recognizes that the population limit is being approached, that only fewer people will fix our economy, and that...
    jehova jehova 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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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 just learning to take care of myself on my own. Why would I want to have a child? They are so much work and I am no where near able...
    missindependent12 missindependent12 22-25, F May 28, 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 and I don't feel like I fit into that whole "motherly persona". Interacting with them is the worst part of them all, I...
    TheWanderingWriter TheWanderingWriter 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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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 everything from cooking dinner to walking to the corner store to pay the water bill. My parents were there but worked all the time, I...
    IreneT IreneT 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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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 to grow up" as the reason for narcissitic views on children from people and businesses. There have been many restaurants that advertise as "child-free" so you can actually have an...
    IreneT IreneT 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2013

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    Yeah kids are cute and all,

    but there's so much responsibility. Most people I know think that having children is all fun and games, but they fail to realise that after all that ends, you will have to worry about their education, their career their health, etc2. I'm not against having children per se...
    citysquare citysquare 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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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 (which is how I found this site) to finding the most amazing girlfriend on here and feeling on top of the world, to...
    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 I want and need to do without having to worry about whether what I'm doing will hurt a child or not. Not everything should...
    NoxNocturne NoxNocturne 31-35, F Mar 15, 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 me "why not?" and I ask them how much time they have on their hands. Lets see... 1. They are noisy 2...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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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 relationships I was in. My last boyfriend and I spent 8 years together, he didn't want to be married or have children. If it had...
    normajean6126 normajean6126 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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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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    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 kids. It's bad enough that children already think the world revolves around them (especially when they're very...
    darksarabande darksarabande 31-35, F Nov 30, 2011

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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 having this... alien/tumor grow for nine months inside of me while I get bigger and bigger and not be able to do anything...
    araneidae araneidae 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    I have mental illnesses

    and physical illnesses running badly through both sides of my family and I am on two medications that if I were to get pregnant I would have to go off of. The point though is I don't want to set a child up for failure before they are even born. With the illnesses running as deep...
    Lunx Lunx 22-25, F Feb 6, 2014

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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 (like me).
    idonotwantkidsdotcom idonotwantkidsdotcom 41-45 Nov 17, 2012

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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 because everyones entitled to there opinion. But I am jealous of these people, people who can say they don't want children now for a reason-maybe...
    charlie4edwards charlie4edwards 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2014

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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 wrong I like kids (babies are a different story though) and I get giddy when other people say they're pregnant but I can't imagine having...
    suzukipot suzukipot 16-17, F Dec 19, 2013

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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-workers are there to work late and most times leave early. Whenever their schools call, they have to leave and I think we without...
    IreneT IreneT 26-30, F Mar 21, 2013

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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 9, 2014

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    When I was young, I wanted to have kids without

    really thinking about it. I thought it was a part of growing up. You get a job, a girl, a house and kids. The road to happiness, no questions asked... But then I started to ask questions. Why are we supposed to do this? Why should we get married or have children? When my...
    HermitKatWan HermitKatWan 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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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 grocery store. I don't hate them. Just you keep them. I don't waste my time thinking about hating them. They don't enter my thoughts...
    littlemonkeydoodle littlemonkeydoodle 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 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 when I met the "right" guy. This is the thought process that got me into A LOT of trouble. When I first met my husband, he was...
    SymSym83 SymSym83 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 12, 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 problem. For one, I am extremely insecure about weight gain. Gaining even 5 pounds wears at my nerves until I lose it...
    Jenabeth Jenabeth 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    I feel like it makes fully functioning people

    into gooey voiced zombies. My sister used to be rational and intelligent before having a kid. Now that she has one, it's all gooey excited talk towards my niece. It makes chills go down my spine. I can't stand those stupid silly words that have been invented for baby related...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    I'm so scared my husband will leave me to have

    children. He wants children, loves them, idolises them. I think kids are cute but I'm much rather enjoying seeing, learning and experiencing. There are a number of reasons I don't want children, some justifiable, some probably sound quite selfish. I'll go through them and hope...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 26-30, F Oct 4, 2014

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    Rant time: It really ****** me off when I'm asked if I have children & get the whole pity look & act when I say no. I got so sick of it today I snapped ***! I love kids don't get...
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    I don't want kids. Plain and simple. When I'm in a store and when I hear kids screaming on top of their lungs, I actually HAVE to leave the store or go somewhere else in the store...
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    Of my own. Not really. One at the most . I feel like that makes men with kids uncomfortable but I don't want to give birth . The thought literally makes me ill .
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    Lately I just don't want to get up anymore. It's been two+ years since he passed, but still... things only get worse. I have no motivation at all to do anything. First, the...
    let1the2wall3down4 let1the2wall3down4 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I disagree with this. You know I believe that maturity doesn't mean anything by age I believe it means by experience. I met teens here that are wise and truthful here. I don't want...
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I am a combat vet. When I got out of the army I could not relate to people. I lived in the forest and on the street. I had no money and almost starved to death. I was found by...
    mickeymic mickeymic 46-50, M Jan 10

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    I always see people with friends laughing and I want it too. I want someone to talk to and understands me. Someone I can talk all day long with. Someone that would take me to party...
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I'm terrified of kids. I hate them, I can't stand being around them. I certainly don't want any of my own! Haha!
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    I'm a waste of space. Why do I exist? No one likes me. I don't want to commit suicide because then I'll go to Hell. But I'm not worthy of going to Heaven. I guess I'm getting...
    PurplePuppy68 PurplePuppy68 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    My greatest fear is being alone, I'm going back to school in a couple of days, and I know it sounds strange but I'm hoping I will find my dream girl. The person that I can share my...
    slimvince slimvince 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    It makes for A LOT of awkward conversations with people who think I want to be a part of some group that I DON'T want to be a part of. Sometimes, I'm unaware of it until someone...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I already got my bachelor's, and have a loan to pay off, I don't want to go back!
    raziel1687 raziel1687 22-25, F Jan 4

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    I don't want to walk down the hall to face all the judging and in general just people , ew
    jodieerooney jodieerooney 13-15, F Jan 4

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    I don't want to go . I've been in high school for 3 years now and I haven't made a single friend. All I know is 3 people out of the whole school since middle school but they aren...
    harryshyuna harryshyuna 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    From the day I gained the mental ability to comprehend what was bad or good, I've always hated my father. He is selfish, abusive, annoying, and just flat out horrible. He beat me...
    Spectating Spectating 18-21, M Jan 8

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    I read a beautiful story on here and though it was so beautiful it was also quite sad. The thought of losing someone so dear to you...IDK..I'm terrified and don't want to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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