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I Have No Children

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    No Kids Or Wife But A Small Part Of Another Family.

    I am 45, no wife or kids. I have a stable career, am financially secure and have been told that am handsome. Better than being told I look like an ogre. I guess the main reason for being alone is that many years ago back in 1992, my girlfriend and daughter were killed in an auto...
    NMleo NMleo 41-45 1 Response May 24, 2012

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    Free To Roam

    At 27 years old I have no children nor do I plan to have any.  People ask me all the time why I won't have children and I can't help but answer "because I want!"  Might sound stupid but I'm the type of person who wants a lot of things up to and including lots of money...
    RighteousGirl RighteousGirl 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2010

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    I am childless so I did not expect to be

    greeted on Mother's Day. But my sister wrote me the following message which touched me so much: "You are a wonderful mother too, in a way that many people cannot easily see and comprehend. Others have no idea how selflessly you've put yourself out there for other people's...
    shiningcosmos shiningcosmos 41-45, F 3 Responses May 11, 2014

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    Middle Age and No Children

    My wife and I were truly blessed in that we met in High School and fell in love early. We always knew that we were meant to be together. We attended college together and then we went our serperate ways for a brief time , in our twenties....but then we realized that the grass is...
    SadBob SadBob 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2009

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    No Kids - Not Sure If Ever

    I have a wonderful husband and I just turned 30. All my friends are having children and there is a part of me that wants a child very badly. At the same time I find myself loving my current life - with my husband and our dog - and our ability to do mostly what we want when we...
    gordon64 gordon64 26-30 Aug 30, 2012

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    I Feel Lost.

    My is Lena and I am a 59 year old woman who has no kids. I came from a big family but most of my brothers and sisters are gone, and I am stuck with the last two who dont give a damm about no one but themselves. I am also disabled and confined to a wheelchair so that make things...
    sparkles2020 sparkles2020 56-60 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    I Don't Have Any Kids...

    For the first 26 years of my life I thought my one true purpose was to become a mother.  I worried about it a lot, and tried to do the right things to plan for supporting a child.... Then I came to realize that if I'm meant to have children, I will.  I still would...
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F Apr 19, 2010

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    I Don't Have Kids Of My Own

    A few days ago, a customer at worked asked me if I had any children. When I said no ,she asked why not? My answer was "I never met anyone I wanted to have kids with". We both just laughed and that was pretty much the end of it. But the truth is that every time I met someone I...
    xj287 xj287 41-45, M Sep 15, 2013

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    Would Love To Have A Little Girl.

    All through my life I have been not sure if I wanted kids. Growing up In A big family kinda poor dysfunctional type. Over the years hearing how well I am with them and the idea growing on me . I have finally gotten the desire to create life that is a part of me. None to my name...
    inoduh inoduh 31-35, M Dec 10, 2010

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    At 32, I'm Not A Father And I'm Okay With It

    I don't mind not having any right now, biological or adopted.  It's not one of my goals at the moment.  There are still many things that I want to do that I feel I couldn't if I had kids.  I do wonder what it would be like though.  Even more, I wonder when I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 15, 2010

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    No,i Don't.

    I was asked by an older family member,to name the amount of children I have.The answer is none. It was really awkward. I think he thought I was my sister.  
    KeepsingingAOM KeepsingingAOM 18-21, F Jan 28, 2012

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    I Am Going To Be Alone

    I never planned this but time flew by so fast. I was cursed with an overbearing Mother who wanted to hold onto me forever!!! She did not want to be lonely but instead now I will be alone with no one ther for me. This is a form of child abuse. I was too good to her and she could...
    WilBarn99 WilBarn99 46-50 Nov 19, 2011

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    My entire being longs to have a child of my own.

    I have wanted to have a baby my entire adult life but I have none. I have witnessed the birth of 13 babies from my sisters and friends, I always took the pictures or fetched the ice or whatever else was needed. I would try to imagine what it would be like for me to be the one in...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    Childless Now But You Never Know

    I've never tried to have children in this life but then I have also never worked hard NOT to... and thus far I have no children.  I'm okay with that... but as I don't believe it is physically impossible so if the fates decree it still, I would be happy to be a mom! ...
    nevermore123 nevermore123 36-40 Oct 14, 2008

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    Never to Be a Mommy

    My story is like a lot of others, I know, however I cant help but feel alone in not being a mom,  because for me, even going to the grocery store is a reminder that I dont have kids - especially seeing girl scouts with their friends and mothers trying to...
    merijoe merijoe 46-50 5 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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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...
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    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...
    MissASC77 MissASC77 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I often see these vulnerable young kids wondering around and smoking at the weekend nights in the city where I live. Quite young and probably in their early or mid teens. I wonder...
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M Feb 8

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    I am sooo ready to have a baby! I would LOVE to share that with someone who is 100% ready like I am. If I meet someone now, I won't hold back at all. No preventing it.
    infinity2014 infinity2014 31-35, M Feb 16

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    If there are any women in the Sacramento area who would like to get pregnant, please let me know and I will help. :)
    ElkGroveGuy ElkGroveGuy 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Atale Atale 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    What Children Do............. ** For those who already have children past this age, this is hilarious. ** For those who have children this age, this is not funny. ** For those who...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    anyone in the UK age 19-25 wanting a relationship and children my strongest desire is to have children but I find it so hard to socialize :(.
    Rachel1001 Rachel1001 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    My mom and father have 11 children and I cannot wait to have children. Many people disagree with the quiver full movement. While my mother chooses to have children because she...
    Jillian252 Jillian252 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Wrote this as a sample for when I was teaching my students about memoir :) I still have the photograph of what looked like the most perfect day. I'm sitting on the dock with my...
    Classangel00A Classangel00A 31-35, F Feb 18

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    I am in the mood to start having kids in a healthy relationship with my mate. I do not believe couples have to be married to have children. I am very liberal about this topic.
    redheadfemale redheadfemale 31-35, F Feb 6

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    My life changed a lot after serving in the military. I served for over three years, and after I got out and moved back to the states, I really noticed that my priorities had...
    ysg93 ysg93 22-25, F Feb 20

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    I guess you could argue that I brought it on myself, that it's a choice. Then again, I still don't think there's anything wrong with being an idealist. Back in the day when I was...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    I once said 'I want to live life to the fullest' ... little did I know, I actually had that chance and it was more than I could ask for. 2014 was a big year for me, I had a...
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 33 Responses Feb 5

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    I do! I have the bestest girlfriend ever and I will never ever want anyone else. I don't need anyone else. I love my girlfriend and I always will. She's so amazing and caring and...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I am almost 32 years old, unemployed for 6 month as I returned to my home country and again living with my parents, actually me and my husband both are living with my parents. My...
    bubucis bubucis 31-35, F Feb 17

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    I know I've written about this before. It's been a while but it is still up there on my profile as an experience. When I wrote that, it was still when my hair was growing out. I...
    Narp12 Narp12 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I don't forgive the other person, however, I have never wished bad things for them. I think the problem with forgiveness for me is that forgiveness, in my life has been reserved...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    To all who understand and to all that never will. Here is a poem for all the women who live with this invisible pain. I am tired of being your rag doll. I have spread myself far...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 7 hrs ago

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    There are daughters of narcissistic mothers who have barely survived psychologically. In the extreme, there are daughters who starved themselves to death by anorexia as the only...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 7 hrs ago

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    Feel Pain For All Abused Children
    god1011 god1011 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    why do people have to be so mean? why do they constantly have to belittle others and then act as if they're just being sensitive? i missed out on so many opportunities because i...
    Jennyyy96 Jennyyy96 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm not one for traditional gender rolls but it seems you're damned if you do damned if you don't. You don't want children? What a selfish person. You want to look after the family...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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