(Closed) What do you think of parentless couples by choice??

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 92
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Blushing bee

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@edgypeanuts: I also feared for my parents after reading this thread title 😉

 

I, for one, am glad someone is asking about childfree couples.  Maybe if more people talk to us about our choices, they will be more accepted and we CF will be met with fewer gasps and horrified expressions when we mention that we have chosen not to procreate.  We all make our own choices, and hopefully, we make the ones that are best for us, not the ones that society pressures us into making.  Mr. Bunny and I consider ourselves GINKS (green inclinations, no kids), but even if we weren’t concerned about resource usage or overpopulation, I know I would not choose motherhood.  It’s just not for me; I need my own space and my own time to pursuse my own dreams and desires.  Call it selfish if you will, but I am doing what is best for me.  I wouldn’t be a good mother, so I will leave that job tho those who are better suited for it.  I look at mothers like I look at firefighters; good ones are necessary, wonderful and heroic.  But do I want their job?  HELLZ NO.

Post # 93
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Busy Beekeeper

I have alot of respect and admiration for people who choose to go this route. Its so expected that marriage=kids. To go against the pressure and scrutiny takes balls.

Post # 94
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I think it’s totally great when people choose not to have kids, if they recognize their wants and limits and map out a life direction for themselves. However, I can say with no uncertainty, I as an individual am much happier being a mother.

Post # 95
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Wannabee

i think they are awesome. i WANT to be in a childless partnership! yay!

focing/guilt-tripping women into having children is not only a violation of her rights, it could also lead to child abuse. unwanted children should never be born, no child should have to suffer from thinking/believing they are unwanted or unloved.

Post # 96
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m confused, too. Do you feel like parents are somehow being looked down upon by those who choose to NOT have children? I can say I have mad respect for all my friends who chose to procreate. It’s hard work and they seem to be happy trying to do it. But it ain’t for me, and that doesn’t make me closed-minded. It makes me genius! LOL. It makes me in tune with the reality of my personality, the relationship between my husband and I…and yes, I do think a child would ruin that, because NEITHER of us really has a desire to parent, and parenting takes a lot of time and energy and I believe it would build resentment between us, worried that one or the other isn’t carrying their weight…and let’s be real here, 8 times out of 10 if one parent isn’t carrying their weight, it’s the father, and I am NOT signing up for that.

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