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Misconceptions About+Childfree+Women:

Misconceptions About+Childfree+Women:

Last Saturday night, my husband and I were at a party with a whole new crowd. I started up a conversation with a woman around my age, and as soon as I introduced myself, she asked, “So, do you have kids?” I smiled, and replied, “No, I don’t have children,” and we stood there in an awkward silence until I asked her if she was a mother. She then told me all about her three adult children, as well as the grandkids, before excusing herself from the conversation. I couldn’t help but wonder what she must be thinking about me, as she contemplated why I didn’t have children of my own. Am I barren? Do I hate kids? Did I have a miscarriage or another tragedy with a child? How do I fill the emptiness I must experience as a result of not having children? Let’s take a look at some common misconceptions about childfree women, and then delve deeper to examine why these conclusions are of...

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