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One child

Anonymous

Those of you that decided to have only one child— what made you come to that decision? Was there anything that made you more comfortable with it? It is mine and my husbands thought to have just one, but are receiving harsh family criticism.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 18

    Not personal experience, but my best friend has chosen to only have one because of the effect it had on her marriage. They were very close to getting divorced and she’s sure that another one would not help their situation. So their choice was to save their relationship.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 18

    Pregnancy sucked.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 18

    Don't seek, discuss, or accept family imput on personal desicisonmaking. You don't need a justification. Whatever you and your spouse decided was best for you [each, together] is best for you.

  • Christy
    Nov 18

    Our is based on a combination of things... 1) My husband and I are older, so the risk factors are too high for us to want to go through again. 2) The sleep deprivation is killing us now, I can't imagine how tired we would be with two kids. 3) We like the idea of giving our daughter undivided attention and resources. 4) We feel like our family is complete as is, nothing is missing.

  • Emily
    Nov 18

    Getting pregnant again was hard and I miscarried when we I did. So we decided to just not have anymore. We will probably adopt or foster way in the future. I accepted it for that reason. I may not now they may not be biological but I can help other kids in the future. And I will love them. My family has come down hard on wanting me to keep trying but it kinda just made me feel better knowing there’s always options later even if I do change my mind.