I used to want them, but I’ve had depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. It’s difficult for me to take care of myself. I’ve realized this year that I may never be a fit parent, and have decided to let that dream go.


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Good for you

Dec 2, 2019 at 1:39pm

for being so honest with yourself, takes courage.
Hope you can start healing yourself!

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Dec 2, 2019 at 5:42pm

Good on you for making the responsible choice. Wish more people did.

Smart person

Dec 2, 2019 at 10:34pm

I echo what Awesome wrote.

It’s okay

Dec 2, 2019 at 11:23pm

to not want kids of your own. I’m not interested in being a parent and have no regrets. These days parenting is a volunteer job that nobody has time for.

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Happy Parent

Dec 3, 2019 at 8:04am

Hi I had depression and issues from growing up in an abusive enviro. Did not want kids for the same reason but finally going for it helped me heal a lot of wounds. It took some counselling a lots of work on myself, but the thought of parenting made me push hard not to pass the old issues and to be a positive role model for the child. It has been a heling and empowering experience...hope u can find some help to look into your “emotional world” and look at parenting with fresh eyes. If u still dont want kids then- great. But maybe there’s more to it then you can see right now.


Dec 3, 2019 at 1:55pm

known it for 30 years and didnt get anyone pregnant


Dec 3, 2019 at 4:16pm

I'm in no position to have children either, but if I did have children, I know I'd get into position pretty damned fast.

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