The Surprising Mental Phases Of Deciding You Aren’t Having Kids

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childless by choice

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It’s a guilty secret

I did realize that I now have to disappoint all of the people who really wanted me to have kids—and there are quite a few. There are some older family members who genuinely looked forward to my children as a high point in their lives, when they would otherwise perhaps be down and depressed. My parents, for example, really want me to have kids for their own reasons—and I can’t blame them. They won’t like this news.

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