I’m in my 40s, please stop asking me why I don’t have children | Janet Sewell

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I’m in my 40s, please stop asking me why I don’t have children | Janet Sewell

Probing questions about my decision not to have kids exact an emotional toll. Happiness comes in many forms

At my mother’s funeral I was holding my 11-month-old nephew when a family friend asked: “When are you going to have children?” He’s the kindest man but the question felt like a sledgehammer blow.

It’s a question I get a lot and I am sick of answering it. You feel like you have to divulge details of your personal life to satisfy someone else’s curiosity. I have worked hard to not care what other people think of me but some people assume that I still live like a 20-year-old when I’m in my 40s.

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Source : https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/nov/23/i-am-in-my-40s-please-stop-asking-me-why-i-dont-have-children