This post may be worth revisiting, especially for those uncertain about having babies, or how doing so may affect their life and relationships.
To sum it all up, don’t have a child because you think it will bring you happiness or improve your marriage. If you’re not content with your life prior to kids, this discontent will likely continue after the child is born. Plus, it’s important to recognize the challenges that parenting will bring. There are positives and negatives in every life choice, and it’s important to weigh these out as you create the landscape of your future.
Psychology Today is an excellent resource for a variety of perspectives and studies.For more information search “parenting” or “childfree” on the Psychoogy Today website. There are many compelling pieces by Ellen Walker, Ph.D., author of Complete Without Kids.
- Childfree? Really? Common Questions and Comments (Part 3) (whynokids.com)
- Childfree? Really?: Common questions and comments (Part 1) (whynokids.com)
- The Childless Revolution: Options Open Up (niconica.wordpress.com)