Back in June 2018, I wrote a long piece on why being childfree needs to be taken seriously. Then I wrote a follow-up piece on parenting as seen through the lens of being childfree.
I even wrote an open letter to the people who feel compelled to tell others they should have children, without understanding why someone wouldn’t want to.
I count myself among the childfree, and listed a few reasons why:
- The risk of passing on my type 1 diabetes
- My anxiety
- Other genetic markers, like my family’s history of anger problems
The thing is, every childfree person chooses this lifestyle for a different reason.
I want to take the time right now to list out and detail several so that it might make more sense to those people who still don’t understand why anyone would choose to be childfree.