It’s Okay to Be Childfree. Published on Elephant Journal

I like to approach life with humor. It is much needed in regard to what society thinks when it comes to having children.

As  women, we get many questions about having children over the years. When women don’t have a child by what society thinks is an appropriate age, we start hearing the following:

“You’re being selfish.” or “Having a child is the most selfless thing you can do.”

“Aren’t you worried you are getting too old to have children?” “Your clock is ticking!”

“You don’t have children, so you won’t understand.”

“You are really missing out.”

Personally, when I was younger, depending on my state of mind, these questions and statements had a profound affect on my psyche. It either sent me into a spiral of depression or a bout of extreme anger. I felt judged. There are a myriad of reasons why a woman may not have a child; she can’t get pregnant, she can’t find love, she is focused on her career, she loves just being an auntie, or maybe she just does not want one!

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