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  • A meaningful life without children

    6 posts, 6 voices, 4533 views, started May 15, 2013

    Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Martina




    • Amethyst
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      I often read that children give a woman's life purpose and meaning.
      Although this is certainly true, it always sounds like this is the only way to give our life purpose and that childless women failed (social prejudice), and with this I totally disagree. There are different ways to leave one's mark in the world and children are just one of them.
      What are your thoughts on this?





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          Tuliplady wrote May 15, 2013
        • I agree with you wholeheartedly.  

          I know lots of childless women who accomplish great things.

          And I know of lots of women who have children that society wishes they hadn’t had.

          I have four children, and being a mother has taught me heaps, but it certainly doesn’t define me, and my life would have had just as much purpose, and maybe even more meaning had I not had them.



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          Karen Boyd wrote May 21, 2013
        • I am 43 and have no children and no sign of anything happening either but I’ve taken on a new lease of life, gone back to college which I’m absolutely loving, revisited my piano playing days and am currently thinking about starting a blog.  Bring it on!  I’m loving life!  I feel a twinge of embarrassement when people pity me and want to say “Don’t judge me!” Every single person is different and if we weren’t the world would be very boring



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          Martina wrote May 21, 2013
        • Hi Karen,  

          I too experience that people feel sorry for me which is completely unnecessary. My life may be different but it is just as awesome, and I get to do a lot of things I might not have been able to do with children.
          I still haven’t figured out how best to react...



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          Missbeauty wrote Jan 21, 2014
        • I have a lot of people, feel sorry for me as well. I also find it ridiculous. As I always say, motherhood is not for everyone.



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          Jill Harman wrote Jun 27, 2015
        • I had to make the biggest decision of my life. I have a genetic disposition that can be passed on to my children if I had any. I was 21 when I made the decision not to have children. I really did want children at one time. It might have been a good idea because I wouldn’t want my kids to grow up with the bullying. I do feel alone a lot of the times and that’s when I wished I had them. Just my opinion on my life.



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