December 11, 2017

I’m So Happy I Don’t Have Kids

Emily Lemer, 77, has lived in New York for 38 years. You can catch her on Advanced Style. (Source: manrepeller.com)

Emily Lemer, 77, has lived in New York for 38 years. You can catch her on Advanced Style. (Source: manrepeller.com)

When I married my first husband (I was about 25), we decided we didn’t want children. I’ve never regretted it. I’m so happy I don’t have kids. I wasn’t willing to spend the money or give up my job. It was the perfect decision for me, and most people I know that made the same one are still happy about it. (Source: 3 Older Women on What Aging is Really Like)

Hat tip to Becky Brooks who alerted us to this A+ Man Repeller article, “3 Older Women on What Aging is Really Like. A hat tip and a dozen virtual roses! Thanks, Becky. We loved the article, and we think that Emily Lemer, Barbara Flood and Beatrix Ost have graced readers with a veritable avalanche of wisdom. An inspiration times three.

Also thanks for your encouraging words:

I don’t always see what you post, but for what I have, thanks for your sensible, sensitive, and though-provoking posts on Facebook. I recently joined a women’s childfree FB group, and they were so catty and seemed to hate kids. I got off it in less than 24 hours, as soon as I saw the tone of the page. Horrible. No regrets.

Great to hear that we’re offering a constructive (i.e. positive, non-catty) and thought-provoking experience for the childfree community. Too many angry, supercilious pundits frothing at the mouth. Sometimes it’s nice to just have a healthy chat, to ask questions instead of assuming we know all the answers. Glad to hear that we’re coming close to the mark.

We look forward to your next recommendation.

 

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