24 Apr '11, 3pm

Direct and Subtle Pressure to Have Children | Care2 Healthy

Direct and Subtle Pressure to Have Children | Care2 Healthy

Direct and Subtle Pressure to Have Children—How Can a Childfree Wannabe Cope? Exploring all facets of childfree living. By Ellen Walker, Ph.D. The whole topic of childfree living is controversial, and becoming more so all the time. Just this week a woman submitted a comment on my book, Complete Without Kids, saying she thinks it’s ridiculous that a book had to be written on the subject. She is herself childfree and knows others who are as well, and no one she knows has had unpleasant experiences or mixed feelings about their choice. I’m happy to learn that there are many who have not been made to feel badly about not having had kids, but the reality is that this is not the case for so many others. Pressure from Family and Friends I recently heard from a young woman who told me she’d mentioned to her mother and her grandmother that she didn’t plan to have children. The resp...

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