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Childless By Choice
More couples than in times past are choosing to stay child free. Reasons vary amongst couples, yet some of them could be of a financial nature or that the couple just doesn't want to give up their freedom and independent lifestyle.Whether or not to have children should be agreed upon by the couple as a mutual decision. A committment of marriage should not be entered into if either party in the couple is not clear on this decision. This issue can only cause problems later on when one person is ready to be a parent and one is not.
While there is nothing wrong with having children, this article discusses the advantages of being childless. One major reason people sometimes may choose not to have kids is because of the expense of raising children. Two working adults sometimes struggle to make ends meet with both paychecks. Imagine adding diapers, food, and clothing for one to three more people who rely totally on for these vital things in life.
Childless couples can take off for a weekend on a moments notice without worrying about what to do with children. Other things that childless couples can enjoy include: travel, go out to dinner, attend parties, and they can go to events at the last minute.
Raising children can be stressful, causing problems both mentally and physically for the parents. This can lead to being overstressed and tired in the bedroom, putting a strain on an otherwise happy and healthy sex life. Having kids means ball games, scraped knees, broken bones, PTA meetings, and other endless extracurricular activities.
Childless couples have the routine stressors of work and home, yet are not confined to the roles as parents, therefore they can spend more quality time with one another. Romance and spontaneity are easier when not having to worry about kids barging in unexpectedly. The stress of children can sometimes cause a strain on a marriage, leading to divorce.
Some people that choose not to have children are financially stable, have loving personalities, and some even care for pets. Family and friends cannot understand why they don't want to be parents, since they would obviously be the perfect parents. Just because a person has a kind and gentle nature, doesn't mean that they would make good parents, especially when they don't want children.The subject of children is a very big issue. Couples in relationships must discuss their feelings on the subject of kids, especially if marriage is in their future.
Child Free Celebrities
No diaper changes in the future for these celebs. A few of Hollywood's finest who are just saying "no" to parenthood.
- Jennifer Aniston
- Cameron Diaz
- Winona Ryder
- Eva Mendes
- Jessica Biel
- George Clooney
- Renée Zellweger
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