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When I was in high school, I had become an evangelical Christian.

When I was in college, I had become a zealous feminist.

I had never just dated someone because I enjoyed their company.

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The meaning of the term childfree extends to encompass the children of others (in addition to one’s own children) and this distinguishes it further from the more usual term ‘childless,’ which is traditionally used to express the idea of having no children, whether by choice or by circumstance.“ I first began to identify as childfree when I was 32, and made the decision to stop looking for a husband to help me reproduce.

I had just ended a four-year-long relationship with a man who was very nice, but wasn’t the type of person with whom I could see building a future.

A childfree person can change their mind about living around and parenting children.

A parent cannot (and should not) change their mind about parenting the children they already have.

I was constantly looking for someone whose life goals lined up with mine, and I didn’t really bother to notice how well we got along or how much I actually liked the person.

As I moved from one long-term monogamous relationship to the next, I realized I had no idea what kind of partner I wanted, what kind of partner I wanted to be, or what kind of family I wanted to have.I did feel sad to say goodbye to the potential of having children, but it also felt right for me.Now, I’m definitely NOT saying that people shouldn’t have children or that children are bad or that I don’t like children.I felt like I finally allowed myself to have fun dating.When I was 36, my decision to be childfree was moved from theoretical idea to concrete practice when I lost 90% of my ovarian tissue in a surgery to remove some cysts.One child once gave me a beautiful interpretation of a tattoo that I have; one child once gave me the idea of figuring out who I would want to put on my own Mount Rushmore.

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