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I’m around 30 years old and I do not believe I will have children. I don’t dislike kids. In fact, some of my closest girlfriends are mothers and I am so happy for them—I genuinely love spending time with their little munchkins. They are like adorable mini-mes of the friends I love. But, at the end of the day, I just don’t know that motherhood is in the cards for me. I believe that, in order to be a great parent, that parenthood has to be your top priority. And, for me, I just isn’t a top priority. It’s not even in my top five right now. So I wouldn’t subject a baby to a parent who wasn’t able to give parenthood her all. I think that’s a responsible decision. That being said, since history, the world, and just about everyone in my life says I should be a mom, I can’t help but have some interesting thoughts on the matter sometimes. Here are fears women who don’t want kids have.

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Will I lose friends?

Several of my friends already have kids, and several want to. So sometimes I fear that there will come a day when I just don’t feel connected to my friends—when their experiences will be so different from my own, that we’ll struggle to feel close.

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