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Content Tagged: decision making

Leaving my relationship for a chance at motherhood

My name is Rachel. Wendy and I met when we were in our late 20s and moved in together when we were in our early 30s. We had the “kid” talk before we moved in. At that point, we were both fairly certain that we didn’t want children. Most of our friends didn’t have kids, […]

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A snap choice? Research shows childless couples make decision after one conversation

New research sheds some light on how couples make the decision to remain child-free. The study was conducted at Middlesex University in the UK and surveyed 75 childless women over age 35 who did not want children. The results showed that approximately 36% of the respondents had decided not to have children after just one […]

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Should I or shouldn’t I? Uncertain about motherhood

My name is Agnes, and I am a 39 year old married woman. When people ask me the questions, “When are you going to have children? You want them, don’t you?” my answer is different every time. Sometimes I answer with a joke, like, “Yeah, I guess I’d better get on with it if I […]

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One or two children? Deadlocked on our family size

My husband Stephen and I met through mutual friends when we were already both in our mid-30s. We had a whirlwind courtship, got engaged, and married within two years. We both knew that we wanted to have children – so we assumed that we had navigated the biggest hurdle. What I didn’t anticipate was that […]

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