Saturday, April 19, 2014
Do you need children to be happy?
I read the article in the last week's Stern.
There are some interesting statistics. For example: in Germany 20 % of the women in the age group 40 - 44 are childless.
There are four short interviews with four childfree couples. I have absolutely nothing in common with those people except the fact that none of us has children. Because - all eight of them are childless by choice.
My infertility scarred me for entire life. My heart was broken for million of times. I had to embrace my childless life in order to start living again. Being childless was never ever my choice.
Especially one couple really bothered me. Their main reason why they decided against having children was that they got used to luxury. Like having three fancy dinners in restaurants per week, shopping, honeymoon on Mauritius, buying Porche.... I was reminded on Time's article from last year: http://time.com/241/having-it-all-without-having-children/
that really disappointed me.
Most of the women told that their birth control method is/was sterilization. Really - those women do not come from my tribe. How many medical interventions did I have to try to help my blocked tubes? (=blocked not by my choice!)
The article did not lift my spirit. It is high time that I put on my beautiful running gear and go for a short jogging. Jogging makes me feel good. Jogging makes me happy.