I love them to death. I am a proud father. I am honored that God gave them to me. I am overjoyed. I am in awe. I am in love. I am happy. But my kids do not MAKE me happy.
whenever I see research that shows that parents are, on average, less happy than their childless counterparts, my heart sinks. If we aren't happy, our children aren't likely to be happy, either.
Research shows that parents are, on average, less happy than their childless counterparts. But this "I hate my life" thing is more problematic than the slight dip in parental life satisfaction.