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Many women (over 40)are going through the empty nest syndrome or are close to it. Many women feel blessed to have had the experience of bringing up a family and living through their children, but now feel “WHAT NOW?” Many women are actually enjoying the empty nest syndrome because they are discovering who THEY are now... and of course there are still many women who have had children are still enjoying the motherhood with a family at home.
How about those of us who decided to not have children? Are we happier than those who have had children? Are we sorry we never had children? If so, why didn’t you have children? Did you have challenges conceiving? Or did you choose to live a life of freedom? Are we more liberated for not having children? Will we grow old wishing we had children to care for us when retire and grow old?
Personally, myself - I do feel liberated! I chose not to bring a child in this world because I feel I am a bit selfish and self-absorbed of my own self and my own wants. I do not know if I could have found a job that would have paid me enough money for all the therapy bills. HAH! Many mothers (and even fathers) tell me that my feelings would change once I had children, but I chose not to find out. I am very at peace with the decision I made.
What about you? I’d truly love to hear from those of you have chose to not create a family - or even those of you who wished to have made a family but could not because of other miscellaneous reasons. (i.e. health reasons, financial reasons, earlier childhood memories....). What is your life like without children?