Don’t say these things to a woman who doesn’t want children!
As a woman who never wanted children, I am constantly surprised by what people can say to you. I’ve heard everything in the book on why I am wrong in my decision not to have children. Some people I’ve found ignorant. Others are downright rude. Either way, it is entirely up to the individual as to whether they choose to procreate or not. Others, it seems, don’t feel this way and need to tell you why you are incorrect.
I’ve always believed if you don’t have the desire to raise children, don’t. Why? It is not fair to the child because, let’s face it, child rearing is a lifetime commitment. It should be your first priority if you are going to do it well. If not, the child will be the one suffering the consequences. After all, he or she did not ask to be born into a particular situation.
Also, if you feel like you have other plans for your life, then it is best to pursue them. You only live once. And if motherhood is your dream, go for it. And if it is not, do something else. All people are not born with the same dream. Rather, we all have different dreams in which to achieve. One dream to a person can be a burden to another.
Perhaps the worst thing someone said to me was, “God said in the Bible to be fruitful and multiply so you have to do this.” Well, I’m certain that God made me the way I am for a reason. Be who you are and live your life to its fullest potential, with or without children. Being a modern woman today is about freedom and choice. You are free to choose what you want to do and what is best for YOU!
Come with us as we explore seven things you shouldn’t say to a woman who doesn’t want kids!
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