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On being Childfree

‘We’ve decided to not have kids.’ I say, M says, we say.


‘That’s okay you’re still young’

‘Wait till you find the right one’

‘That’s a little selfish’

‘You know some people can’t have kids so you should have kids’

‘What about your legacy’

‘You hate kids’

‘Your spouse must be manipulating you because you’d be a great mom’

‘Aren’t you bored?’

‘Good thing you don’t have kids because moving every two years would be hard’


And many more.


What about 'You are right to make the choices you want'?

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