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Old 04-29-2019, 11:05 PM
Location: Miami
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Absolutely. I wish that I would have had a crystal ball.
Originally Posted by waffleiron1968 View Post
Does anyone here think their life would have been better without children? Or perhaps would have taken a wholly different direction?
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:41 AM
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Most of the people who would answer "yes" would not be on this forum.
I know much "regretted" children, sadly.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:23 AM
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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My friend who had 6 kids said later she wished she had not had so many kids

but of course she loves them all.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:47 AM
Location: North Idaho
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I don't regret mine, but there are obviously parents who do: children murdered, abused, thrown out of the house. It's not like that is rare.

There are homeless teens roaming the streets of big cities, kicked out of their family home with no place to go. It's a visible part of the homeless problem.

There are no qualifications to produce a child, so some parents are going to be unqualified.
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Old Today, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by VexedAndSolitary View Post
Yes all 4 are pretty emotionally crippled. The eldest two, ages 36 (m) and 35 (f) have 1 and soon to be 3 children respectively.

Both are far more loving to their children than I was to them; my son's wife is an angel with a huge, gentle heart and is very loving to their son luckily and my daughter actually plays with hers.

Their emotional detachment manifests more in their relation to peers/sig others/their sibs. We're all iike polite acquaintances in our interactions (though two of my daughters do tell me EVERYthing and more than I wish to know about their lives). None have ever been "in love" and the eldest two married partners that suited them in practical ways. All of us are incapabale of empathy for peers/adults but all are deeply affected by animal welfare issues.
You know, this is exactly how I am with my parents. Really my whole family (which is quite small) is like this.. Now you’ve got me curious about things.
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