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|Sun, 05-19-2013 - 9:48am|
I would appreciate any and all input!
I am 39. My husband is 55. As my biological clock is winding down, I am panicking about not having a child. I feel I am missing out on one of the biggest experiences in life. I married my husband knowing he didn't want anymore children. I thought I could live with that. He has two adult children from a previous marriage. He never really wanted children in the first place, it just "happened". He believes the children are part of the reason for his divorce of first marriage.
I know he absolutely does not want to have another child. How can I pressure him into this? We have a wonderful marriage and are "footloose and fancy-free", and he sees a child as changing all that - ruining it.
I don't know how I can live my life with the regret of not having a child. And I don't want to force a child on him.
Option: Divorce and have a child as a single mother? Leaving my wonderful relationship and financial stability? That sounds crazy. I don't know what to do. Is there anyone out there who has agreed not to have children and live with the regret?
Thanks in advance for your input.