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I Don't Want to Have Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 192 People

    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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    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 18

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    The Upsides to Not Have Kids: B) First of all,

    my life is my own; all for me; I'm all that matters; 100% concerned with what I want and what I'm going through; as casting director, I say that I'm the main character. Yes that makes me selfish, and IDGAF. It's hard enough looking out and caring for myself, so I think when I...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    If someone says you'll change your mind,

    ask them if they want kids. If they say yes, say the same thing.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    I love kids, but having them is different.

    For five years i've worked as a babysitter and before I wanted children. Though the longer I think about it the more I realized that it probably will never happen for me. I guess my expectations of my future partner are too high :/
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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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 1 Response Feb 6, 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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    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 6 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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    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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    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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    It's not that I don't enjoy children,

    especially having been exposed to my best friend's children including his daughter and then being exposed to my cousin's two daughters whom I love dearly, but let's just say I'd rather my father's bloodline end with me. My brother is gay, so there's no chance of him...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M Mar 3

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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 31-35, 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 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    I feel like I am too selfish of a person to

    have kids... I will always be this way. Sure, I may look out for others and take a leadership role, but I will forever do things for myself and for my own happiness because that is what I aspire for out of life. It's not that I don't like children. I've been around them my...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm not doing it. That is too much

    responsibility with nothing for me but aggravation.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F May 22

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 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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    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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    And probably cant. Or would have by now.

    Due to an allergy to condoms.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 never have wanted kids and never will. I am not a children person can not stand kids. But what annoys me sooo much is when people say " you're still young you'll have them one...
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    I don't want a choir singing sad songs or a preacher yelling at people telling them not to be sad all the while bringing up reasons they should be. I want people that considered me...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F May 17

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    I'm a 14 year old girl and my parents divorced when I was eight. One year after my dad moved out, my mum met her boyfriend and he's planning on moving into our house. At first, I...
    PllObsessed01 PllObsessed01 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    when i don't want to i don't pick up calls except of from my parents...MIL..or hubby :) ..so who ever is calling me ..they need to wait for that time when i want to gossip ;)
    dauntless82 dauntless82 31-35, F 1 Response May 3

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