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Old 10-29-2016, 09:08 AM
 
Location: todo el mundo!!
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Okay, so I have already posted a thread asking about the pros and cons of marriage but this is something that didn't really come up on that thread. Please understand that I am not asking for dating advice, I am not feeling sorry for myself, and I am not unhappy. I am just asking a questions. The question is:

Is having a family worth it? In other words, is it worth it to have kids? Would you still do it if you could start over again? The reason I am asking this is just curiosity. Like the marriage question I asked earlier, I am just asking if I am missing anything. I would appreciate input from anyone, whether you have kids or not, if your kids are good, if your kids are lousy, whoever.
yah its worth it everyday
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:45 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Yep, mine are almost grown, and I'm thankful every day that I did not give up the fight against infertility. My husband and I were almost convinced that parenthood was not in the cards, but we ended up with three. It hasn't always been easy, but it has been totally worth it. They are all great people!
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Old 10-29-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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For me, children gave me a purpose in life I didn't have before. Before them, I was aimless and life was boring and dull and pointless. I'm the kind of person who only does things if they HAVE to. So what was the point of watching movies every night after work? Or going shopping or trying to make my house look nice when I wasn't good at interior design? Nothing. I also had a job that bored me to tears, but I had zero drive and ambition and no career seemed interesting to me.

But I wanted a family, and now that my children are here, I have a purpose in life and I am emotionally at peace and more content now than before I had them. I am still at the same job, and I was able to find my purpose there too.

My emotional life improved a TON after I had children. I am very content with my life now.
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