“What does it mean to be ‘sure’ you don’t want children?”
“Aren’t I supposed to want them?”
“What if the person I’m in love with wants them?”
“Why do I feel so guilty for not wanting them?”
No Children, No Guilt touches on all of the above, with special attention given to guilt.
There is no reason to feel guilty about not wanting children.
In No Children, No Guilt, I share pieces and parts of my own life, from the shocking abuse of my childhood doll to the demise of two marriages (don’t worry – they’re both mine), to convince you that you can easily navigate the child-free decision guilt-free.
All it takes is
– accepting your disinclination toward motherhood
– recognizing you will be looked at funny
– understanding that you will, in some ways, be a perpetual child (but who’s complaining?)
– being prepared to have people think they know you better than you know yourself
– knowing it could mean giving up the person you love if he (or she) wants children
– finding a partner who doesn’t want children and never will (assuming you want a partner)
The difficult part is not being afraid to question the decision.