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...

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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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I do not think everyone in the world should become a parent.  I realize on a scientific level, this probably goes against some instinct we are engrained with to reproduce.  Having children is the biggest test (and act) of selflessness I have personally ever experienced.  People who never have children of their own or never experience being responsible for a life besides their own, will never be challenged in the same way that every parent in the world has.

That said, I reiterate: not everyone in the world should become a parent.

On the other hand, I also believe most (if not all) women do have something genetically or scientifically engrained in them to want babies.  I cannot explain it, but I believe it exists.  As a result, I think women who never raise a child do have a piece of emptiness inside them.  I'm sure some never even realize it.  I suppose you could compare this question to a question like, "How do people who never experience true love deal with it?"  I mean, is it not in our human nature to desire true love?  But if you've never experienced it, how do you really know what you are missing?

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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Like the previous post stated it really depends on why the woman does not have children.

I will address this question first assuming the woman does not want children. There are multiple reasons why women do not want to have children. Many times it is due to her career. If a woman has gone to college and she is very career oriented she may choose not to have children because she simply does not have the time to raise them. For this same reason she may not even marry, or wait till later in life.

Another reason that women may not have children is because she is unable to get pregnant. This can be very difficult for a woman emotionally, especially if she desperately wants them. Fortunately, there are many options such as adoption.

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ako6777 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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When I think of this question I think of it from two different perspectives. One is the woman who chooses not to have children.  The second is the woman who wants children but can not have them.

The woman who chooses to live without children makes the decision based on her life experiences.  This woman may be placing a higher priority on work or travel than she does on having children.  This type of woman, as long as she achieves her goals will most likely be happy.

The woman who wants children but can not have them may suffer during her life because of this desire.  Some women place a high priority on having children and they expect this to be a fulfilling venture.  This type of woman will long for children and most likely have some unhappiness in her life due to this unmet desire. This type of woman may seek out other alternatives to meet her maternal needs.  She may have pets and lavish them with her affection.  She may bond strongly with family members children.  If she doesn't find an outlet for her emotions they may build up inside her and cause emotional pain.

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