Does Parenting Make You Unhappy?

July 6, 2010  |  

An article from New York Magazine, by Jennifer Senior, raised some interesting points about parenting. Are all parents necessarily happy to be parents?

Jennifer Senior wrote:

From the perspective of the species, it’s perfectly unmysterious why people have children. From the perspective of the individual, however, it’s more of a mystery than one might think. Most people assume that having children will make them happier. Yet a wide variety of academic research shows that parents are not happier than their childless peers, and in many cases are less so.

What are your thoughts?

Are you a parent? Are you without children? Do you think that parenting would make you happier or less content than you are now? Share in your comments below!

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