In recent weeks, I have posted several new articles dealing with infertility to address the needs of the Married No Kids folks out there who are child free, but not by choice. There is an infertility site here at Bella Online, but it leans more toward people who are still trying to conceive.
Married No Kids is here for couples (and singles) who have no children, for a variety of reasons. I thought it was time to explore the difference between being child free and childless. However you classify yourself, you are welcome here.
For those of us who have chosen this lifestyle, we label ourselves “Child Free” or “Child Free By Choice.” We, presumably, could have a child if we wanted to have one, but we have chosen not to. We have faced all kinds of criticism from family, friends, co-workers, and society-at-large for our “unnatural” decision to remain child free. Most of us have felt isolated from the rest of the breeding world for our choice not to have kids. And we didn’t know there were others out there like us – until we all found Married No Kids! We refuse to be called “childless” because we do not feel that we are missing anything in our lives.
But for some women, “Childless” describes them perfectly. They desperately wanted to have a child, but have been told that they will never be able to conceive. They DO feel like are missing something in their lives, and have come here in hopes of finding some comfort and support.
Some who described themselves as “Childless” in the past, have experienced an evolution in their lives and now consider themselves “Child Free.” Many have been able make this transformation by accepting the situation and focusing on other areas of life that offer fulfillment – marriage, a career, a relationship with nieces and nephews, a hobby. Others come to terms with their infertility and still will always consider themselves “Childless.”
However you describe yourself, you are welcome here at Married No Kids. We offer a variety of articles that speak to all of you in some way, on some level. What might apply to some of you, might not apply to others. But keep checking back, because there’s always something happening at Married No Kids!