(Closed) Is it selfish to only want 1 child?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Is it selfish to only want 1 child?
    Yes! : (53 votes)
    16 %
    Def not : (281 votes)
    84 %
  • Post # 77
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My Future Father-In-Law would tell you that it is selfish.  He was an only child.

    I, personally, cant imagine not having a sibling… but I know plenty of people who grew up just fine without a brother or sister.  To each their own!

    Post # 78
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    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Glasgowbound:  +1. Amazing love, trips and education.

    The only negative thing I will say is:

    My parents are divorced (and even if they weren’t) obviously it will be left up to me and me alone to take care of them in their old age. This is something that’s worried me since I was pretty young (which is another negative of being an only child…you tend to be pretty serious).

    Post # 79
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    3686 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I have one sister with whom I do not get along.  At all.  I wish I could’ve kept my parents all to myself.  

    Darling Husband is an only child and quite happy about it.

    Post # 81
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    6240 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I think that if you only want one, it’s unfair to have two and not have the energy and resources for both of them

    Post # 82
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    1880 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    No. It’s not selfish to want whatever number of children you want.

    Post # 83
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    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Paradise Gardens

    I was an only child for 9 years and it was GREAT! Then I ha a little sister which was cool, but the age difference tends to hender our relationship.

     

    I think we both like it the way that it is though, becuase it was as if we were both “only” children. We both got to have our parents to ourselves so to speak-mainly because by the time she was old enough to engage in sibling acts I was in high school then a few yeasr later I moved out for college and never really came back!

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