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I Don't Want to Have Children

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 9

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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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    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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    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

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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...
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    I don't deserve it. Never have. I haven't cut but I have scratched and bitten myself. There are times I feel good but then there is a big hole and I just fall in and I can't get...
    WhiteDragoness WhiteDragoness 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I've been staying in my parents apartment for the summer, but now were going home this weekend for our town's homecoming. I don't want to go but I have to. I'll run into my pot...
    crystal234 crystal234 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm a recovering addict and I have two years clean from drugs and alcohol.. I lost my kids my house my career. I'm starting all over again I have my kids back in my life but from...
    Lotusgirlred Lotusgirlred 31-35, F Jul 13

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    My mom has cancer I don't want to lose her
    Countrycutie2098 Countrycutie2098 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I get waay too jealous waay too easily and I don't want to be like this anymore. If anyone knows how I can work at not being this way anymore, or even if you're the same way...
    trysten778 trysten778 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I don't want kids because I know I wouldn't be a good mother. I would rather go out and have fun with friends instead of stay at home and change diapers. Does that make me a bad or...
    ashiz ashiz 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Hell is real. I made post , titled"I don't want to go to hell". I said in the post that hell is on earth now. And God will not have his creation burning for eternity. This is a...
    HeavenlyWarrior HeavenlyWarrior 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I was abused as a child and being the middle child I got it the worst. I've been spanked with a belt, once across the face with the buckle part. My mother is suicidal, always...
    coltman88 coltman88 22-25, M Jun 29

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    I don't want to stay with my family(my parents), because we often have quarrel. Perhaps, it is good for us to keep a distance.
    Aspada Aspada 16-17, M Jul 13

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    I'd rather just crawl back into my sheets and watch the perks of being a wallflower and be sad together with charlie. I don't want to have to act happy and energetic all day...
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    But I don't want to not have someone to take care of me when I'm old.. lol.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I currently live with a roommate who has a baby (approximately one year old). I didn't know I would be living with a baby when I decided to move in, I was told all of the roommates...
    secretgarden22 secretgarden22 22-25, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    My parents worked abroad when I was a small kid. It was my grandparents and aunt who raised me. I went to study abroad where they work. I was excited that I can be with them and be...
    alilight23 alilight23 13-15, F Jun 29

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