I Have Never Been Married and Do Not Have Children

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    Me Neither

    I just haven't found the right one yet, although I was engaged once, but to make a very, very long story, very, very short, it didn't work out and that's all for the better. I guess I'm just set in my ways, but if the right one comes along .....
    willineus willineus
    61-65, M
    Jul 7, 2011

    This is not a regret,

    it's something I've known would happen. Parents thankfully divorced at age 4. My dad had weekend custody and is a great dad. Still, I saw how hard being a single mom was. Pops never remarried but has been with a childhood friend for 32yrs. Pretty happy. Ma is on her 3rd marriage...
    MissASC77 MissASC77
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    I Would Like To Have Been Married, Had Children

    I am now 46.  46!  That's less than 4 years from 50 now...I thought I would have been married and had my tubes tied long ago.  Well, God has taken care of the problem of biological children - I started menopause almost 4 years ago, so my chances are...
    moogieswva moogieswva
    46-50, F
    Nov 17, 2009

    I am starting to feel like maybe I don't ever

    want to get married and have kids. I have spent most of my life taking care of my family-- with me being the eldest kid and my parents being clueless. However, these past two years I've been focusing on myself for the first time, and man, it sure is nice. I wonder: why should I...
    cherryblossomm cherryblossomm
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2016
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    Apr 25, 2015

    Fine By Me

    I almost got married a couple of times.  Dave asked and I accepted, but somehow it never got past the wedding-planning stage.I considered myself married to Fey, but as it was a same-sex relationship we were not technically married.  Considering how badly that one ended, I'm...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Aug 27, 2011
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    Jun 2, 2015

    An Open Letter to My Aunts

    Darlings, Yes, I am aware that my 39th birthday is fast approaching, and that even so, my ring finger remains unadorned.  Funny how I never notice that fact until you bring it up.  I appreciate that you ladies grew up in vastly different times than I did, that your...
    RedRover RedRover
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jun 26, 2009

    Just Never Met The Right Guy

    I'm 42 and sometimes wonder whether it's time to start thinking that I "never got married" instead of that I'm "not married yet." If it is, I can handle that. I am an introvert, and, although I like most people, there are very few that I want to spend hours and days with rather...
    SomethingLikeALady SomethingLikeALady
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2013

    Well... I Am Only 14...

    What can one expect from this age? :)
    deleted deleted
    Oct 28, 2009

    Over 30 And Not Doing The Husband & Family Thing Yet

    At college a month ago when myself and the rest of the the aspiring Legal Secretaries on the course were going over the admininistrative points of divorce in the UK, one of the girls asked me if I'd been married "because you seem to know a lot about divorce" and...
    PurpleShadow10 PurpleShadow10
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2010

    I'm Not Too Worried..

    well, never legally married. I was married when I was five if that counts for anything. I have used the fact that I was married and never divorced as a way to get out of dating guys who I really wasn't interested in. I neglected to mention the age that that happened or the fact...
    wack1985 wack1985
    31-35, F
    Aug 30, 2012

    Came Close Once On Both Counts

     I am glad I never did either.  My child was aborted, I was a child myself then, and well I won't go into all that. But he is now an angel.  Almost got married once, but the dude did nothing but lay up on my couch, eat my food, and smoke my weed. I put him on a...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jun 23, 2009

    I am 18 years old and have never had a

    boyfriend (yes I'm straight) so of course I've never been married and though some wouldn't think so, I'm way to young to have children.
    AvaDay AvaDay
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    I Wanted Both...........still Do

    But I know my chances get lower every year that goes by. I'm 37. The children are probably out....at least biologically. The marriage, well at this point in my life..........I'd settle for just settling down with someone who's going TO BE THERE. I don't really need the...
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    1 Response Jun 23, 2009
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