Are childfree couples HAPPIER & LESS STRESSED than couples who have MULTIPLE children?
It depend on what you want in your life. Some of us enjoy every phase of life, it is very important in my opinion to have a complete life with all phases. Raising children has lot responsibility and investment. But ultimate its worth doing it as you get lot of fun, love and happiness too in return.
I would have to say yes. Many people who have multiple children did so without planning which leads to financial and other stresses. Some even allowed family, coworkers, and friends to pressure them into creating lives they are ill equipped to take care of or simply realize they don't want. Add in the fact that we have high rates of cheating, divorce, addictions, etc., and child free couples have fewer stresses and worries piled onto their relationship and if they have serious issues, they are not making their issues a bad life example for children. Child free couples can come and go as they please, take a vacation, move across the globe, quit a job they dislike much more easily than those with "mouths to feed." "Mouths to feed" is the description that came directly from a woman who has 4 children she is struggling to take care of on her own. Not the most loving description huh?
It depends on the situation. There are some couples who want to have children and either the wife can't have them or the husband can't produce them. For couples like these, they may not be as happy. They may decide to adopt and at least have a chance for a family.
Then there are couples who are childfree by choice. I am sure with a majority of these couples they are happier because they don't have children disrupting their vacation and travel plans. There is also less stress since they do not have to worry about buying diapers, looking for baby sitters and worrying about future college expenses.
It's one of the reasons why "date night" was invented.
It's also been estimated it takes nearly $300k to raise an infant to adulthood in the U.S. Naturally the more children one has the odds increase there will be financial stress and sacrifices. This assumes the kids don't have any "special needs" or turn out to be "hellions" causing havoc to society! Otherwise it's worse!
Just keeping up with their schooling and after school activities while dealing with unpredictable challenges as they learn via trial and error can cause stress and worried nights.
Also it goes without saying the more people you have in your life that you love the more people you have to be concerned about their welfare and how life and other people treat them.
I know people with "adult children" who find themselves stressing in their "golden years" raising grand-children!
Child free doesn't mean "stress free" but it does mean one usually has far less stress in their life than those with children.
In some regards, yes, but when the most responsible and intelligent people in society don't have children, collectively we all suffer.
I see children as a bond between mother and father. Before ruining the relationship you think of them and many times a marriage is saved just because of them. you can live your childhood again with your kids. They make you laugh and happy. I found them stress buster just play with them for half an hour and you forgot your worries and tension, the child within us comes out and it is actually good for our health and mental balance.
Go for a vacation with kids and see the nature through their eyes and I promise you see a different world. They are so true and innocent. Watch them when they sleep they are so cute.
There is no better feeling then hugging your kids.when you hug them it feels so good.
Raising a child is itself a great job, no boredom, full of adventure and excitement.
After all money is not everything we should enjoy all phases of our life and raising a child is one phase where we learn most without any guide.
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