What are your thoughts on people who live without children? In your opinion, what do women without children experience and how do they deal with it?Please explain in as much detail you can. Thank...

What are your thoughts on people who live without children? In your opinion, what do women without children experience and how do they deal with it?

Please explain in as much detail you can. Thank you very much!

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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My thoughts on people who live without children are different for people who choose not to have children as opposed to people who want children but cannot have them.  For people who choose that, I have no particular positive or negative feelings -- it is their choice.  For people who cannot have children, I feel sorry because it seems to be a very big deal for some people.

I think that the idea that a woman without children is somehow flawed and experiences some sort of feelings that must be overcome is an outdated idea, at least here in the United States.  Here in the US, I think that we no longer think that a woman has to have children in order to be fulfilled.

However, for women who want kids and can't have them, it's hard.  Many of them (my wife's aunt, for example) will put more effort into having relationships with other younger relatives.  My wife's aunt has a stronger relationship with her than any of my aunts or uncles have with me.

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kc4u | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Having children and bringing them up must be a very valuable experience for the parents. Children are supposed to learn a lot from their parents, but don't the parents as well have so many things to learn from their own and other children? I feel for those couples who, for certain reasons, are unable to become parents. But I don't have any favorable attitude towards those who prefer to remain issueless in their marital life just in order to be hassle-free.

Children always contribute a unique dimension to the family. Their innocence, sweetness and tenderness, whatever they say and do, the way they grow and learn things, open up pages of a book of joy for the parents, a book of shades and nuances of love. If people choose to live without children, they should better avoid wedlock.

Women having no children may grow a sense of loneliness at the later stages of their lives. Children and grand-children are the traditional source of company and support, and there is no reason why such companionship should  be done away with. A woman living without children may look for some compensation by being associated with an educational or cultural cause for children, e.g. a school, an orphanage and the like.

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