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Regret Not Having Children

Coming To Terms With The Fact I'll Never Have Children

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I married when I was forty. It was amazing at that age how many people asked me if we were going to have children. 'No,' I'd say, 'We're not having children.' What is amazing to me now is that I thought I was lying. Keeping a secret. Of course we would have children. Forty is still young.

'I Don't Have Children And I'm Happy About It'

High50 | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty

Why is the word 'childless' unacceptable? It screeches of loss or tragedy, even sterility. At best it's offensive to those who have chosen not to have children, and at worst it's grotesquely insensitive to those permitted no choice.

Nobody's Mother

Joy Mushacke Smith | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Joy Mushacke Smith

After divorcing in my late twenties, I was glad I didn't have children. For a time I believed I didn't want kids at all. But in my mid-thirties when my younger sister got pregnant, I absolutely struggled with the choice.

Pregnancy Rate Drops For Women In This Age Group

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women

By Alex Dobuzinskis June 20 (Reuters) - Pregnancy rates for U.S. women in their early 20s fell nearly 18 percent from 1990 to 2008 and...

How Does Being Childless Feel When You Age?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The thing about childlessness-by-choice is that it's a decision you make when you're young, without really knowing how deep of an impact it will have on your 60s or 70s. By then, it's too late.

Confessions Of A Middle-Aged Mother | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

On New Year’s Eve, I ran into an old friend from high school who nearly choked up her champagne when she saw me. She apparently found it hystericall...

A Marriage With or Without Children, Which One Is Happiest?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

A happy marriage is made up of many factors. One of these is making crucial and long-lasting decision about whether or not to have children -- a choice that should be given top priority.