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I Want a Baby and My Husband Does Not

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    I Want Children and My Husband Doesn't!

    My husband and i have been happily married for 3 years and were together for four years before marriage. I was always under the impression that we would have children at some stage. He always said one day maybe, which i guess at 24 years and getting married it is a maybe...
    katvan katvan 26-30 9 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    It's Starting To Drive Me Insane!!

    Quite literally, I feel like I'm about to turn into a total lunatic over this whole baby thing! I lost a baby 4 and a half years ago. Ever since, I have wanted to try for another one. My other half is on the fence about it and has been ever since we lost the last one. After all...
    babesface babesface 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    I Want Another Baby

    Before we got married we both agreed to two. Now that my daughter is almost two I brought it up to my husband. He says no. He's exhausted with the baby we have now and worried that he can't be a good father because he'll be spread too thin. He feels like our daughter needs most...
    busedorno busedorno 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    The Only Thing I Ever Wanted to Be Is a Mommy.

    I am happily married to the most wonderful and caring man in the world.  I have a son from a previous relationship and my Husband has a daughter from a previous marriage.  We've been together 7 years, married four years.  It sounds like I should be happy...
    harleyhalfmoon harleyhalfmoon 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    Waited 9 Years For A Wedding, Hopefully Not Another 9 Years For A Baby

    I was married this past June to my boyfriend of 9 years. He was resistant to marriage when we first were dating and over numerous fights which involved me moving away to another city for a year and some counseling regarding the fear of marriage on his part, we finally got...
    DarleneA DarleneA 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    I Thought This Would Change, But...

    I am kind of different than the rest of the posters, in that I am not married, but I thought I had found the perfect guy. I am 28 and was in an abusive relationship for 5 years, as well as a slew of dysfunctional relationships. But then I met my boyfriend and I knew I finally...
    peace44 peace44 26-30 Nov 8, 2010

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    Born to Be a Mom

    I have been married for 6 years to a wonderful guy, who I have known and been friends with since the age of 15.  We even have the same birthday.  All my life I have spent taking care of other people's children.  I am currently the Director of a preschool and...
    carre46 carre46 26-30 6 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    Four

    I wanted to have four children. My husband knew this even before we got married. I came from a family with only two siblings so I want more kids. But he doesn't want to have more. We ended up with two adorable kids. I'll be more than happy to have another two but I cannot anymore...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    To Want A Baby Ones Youve Llost One

    ok so my husband has a small son from a previous relationship. we dated for one year, got engaged. Then married 8 months later. We will have been together for 2 years this december of 09. The problem is as follows, eventhough some may say 2 years is not enough time to have a baby...
    BabyBlues4750 BabyBlues4750 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    My Husband Has Changed His Mind After We Agreed On Kids And Now I Dont Know What To Do

    im 31  with 2 healthy smart beautiful boys one is 13 and the other just turned 4 last month. my husband and i have known each other since we were 13 and have been together almost 10yrs(married 6) my older son is from my 1st marriage but my hubby has always been his dad..anyway...
    overlyemily overlyemily 31-35 2 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    Age Difference

    My husband and I have been married for 11 years. We met when I was 18 and he was 38. It was love at first sight, but when we started talking about the future, I was dismayed when he said he never wanted to have kids. I was young and in love and didn't think I needed kids as long...
    Rebornmommy82 Rebornmommy82 31-35, F Sep 3, 2013

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    The Late Alarm

    Throughout my adult life, I had never wanted children. I was never one of those women who "always knew they wanted to be a mom". I would have an occasional week-long "baby phase", where I would sort of want one, but that feeling would always pass. I felt like a committed...
    ModLulu ModLulu 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    Not On The Same Page....agian

    i am 25 going on 26 and my husband is the same. when we first met i knew i wanted to be with him forever, we have been together now for 6yrs now, 2 of which i was in school and we agreed that when i was done with school we would discuss the child thing. im ready for a child now...
    lilnaenae lilnaenae 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    He's Been Playing With Me Over It

    Okay so I'm a little different to others in this group... I am not married but I am in a committed relationship. My boyfriend and I are together for almost four years. Three years ago, I miscarried. A few months after that, I started to get a bit broody. I knew it wouldn't happen...
    babesface babesface 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2011

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    Is Three Really A Crowd ?

    Ok so here is my story..i am engaged to the man i love .i have a two year old from a previous relationship.but my fiance has been there since the baby was three months..and has been a GREAT DADDY !!! well after a miscarrage with twins we finally got a little sister...a big...
    mrsbush2014 mrsbush2014 22-25 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    I Helped Some One

    5 years ago i met a woman who was 36 old married without children. We met each other through work and became friends. One day she shared me some issues about her miserable marriage which was falling apart. Her conflict with the husband started when she wanted a child badly and he...
    herlover999 herlover999 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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