“Forty two now and had no regrets until a couple years ago. Now I sometimes regret the decision, and wish I could go back and do things differently. Other times, I am glad to not have kids.”
Being childfree involves a second person so rarely discussed: your partner. And it doesn’t matter if he sits on the bathroom floor with you for an hour, sharing your sobs, calling you beautiful and amazing. He wants a child. And you don’t.
“I became a father when I was 19. The kid ruined my professional life. I am now 25, stuck in a dead end job, live in a small apartment with her mother, who is now my wife.”
It hinders your careerMany people today have children due to society’s and our own family’s pressure to conceive and “jump on the bandwagon” simply because it’s the “right” thing to do and has been done throughout history.
And since your child didn’t “want” to be born, your child has no obligation and guarantee to make you happy.
Women never gave me a hard time, anyway, it was only boring old men.
I understand you wanted to see a film so badly you were brave enough to come on opening night to an R-rated movie with your grumpy offspring because you failed to find a sitter.