There are already enough children in the world.

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There are already enough children in the world.
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Thu, 09-19-2013 - 3:59pm

Here's an article where 5 women explain why they chose not to have any children.  http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/5-women-explain-why-chose-not-kids-165300500.html

Did you ever think about not having children?  Like some of the women, would you have had more time to enjoy your husband?  Would you be divorced? Wink  Basically, why did you have children instead of not having children?

If you don't have time for the whole article, some of the reasons included 1.) having a fulfilling life already, 2.) growing up with dysfunctional parents or other close relatives/friends who were miserable because they had kids, 3.) getting to sleep in late, travel the world, not spend the money on kids, 4.) a biggie ~ not feeling the maternal impulse.

Would you life be as happy/fun/fulfilled if you hadn't had children?

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Registered: 09-15-2013
Tue, 09-24-2013 - 6:34pm

Some classes give handouts. 

And?

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 6:39pm

mortyswife wrote:
<div style="color:#111111; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; text-align:left; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; background-color:#ffffff"><div><ul></ul></div></div><div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; color:#111111; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; text-align:left; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; background-color:#ffffff"><div><div><div><blockquote><div style="font-weight:bold"><em>mortyswife</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;You're trying to create a discrepancy where there is none.  There are "classes" for that sort of thing. There is also paperwork. I saw the latter. I believe that Empty experienced the former.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;I asked a question. That is all.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote><p>Why would you ask Empty about what I saw or didn't see? Wouldn't that question be better directed at me?</p><p>You didnt mention classes.</p></div></div></div></div>

No. And she didn't mention paperwork. So why would you ask her about what paperwork I saw or didn't see?

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 6:51pm

Are you still going on about this savcal? Lol. You dont really know what happens behind closed doors so your "experience" with reading anything is basically a mute point.

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 6:53pm

Oh and you might want to read that again because didn't it say to not initiate?  Which of course isn't the same thing as not allowed.

So only the person who has returned can initiate? Is that what you are trying to say?

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 6:54pm
    mortyswife wrote:
    <p><span style="font-size:13px">I found thardys comment interesting, falsely directed at bord of course since it wasn't her who introduced the topic but you....how unkind of her to say such things about a "friend".</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">I don't CARE what the HECK Thardy said, that was just UNCALLED for. </span></strong></p>

    Why yes, many of her posts are uncalled for, I agree.

    Glad you agree with me against Bord.

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    Tue, 09-24-2013 - 6:56pm

    She didn't say they were private.

    These are available to the public?

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    Tue, 09-24-2013 - 7:21pm
    There are no military "rules" about who can or cannot initiate sex. The suggested guidelines are that the person returning should be the one initiating for the first few weeks, anyway.
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    Tue, 09-24-2013 - 7:23pm
    "mortyswife wrote:

    I found thardys comment interesting, falsely directed at bord of course since it wasn't her who introduced the topic but you....how unkind of her to say such things about a "friend".

    I don't CARE what the HECK Thardy said, that was just UNCALLED for.

    Why yes, many of her posts are uncalled for, I agree. Glad you agree with me against Bord." I dunno what you're talking about, Morty. I'm not even in this sub thread.
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    Tue, 09-24-2013 - 7:25pm
    "Some classes give handouts. And?" And it is easy to imagine where the paperwork SavCal has seen might have come from.
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    Tue, 09-24-2013 - 7:43pm
      There are no military "rules" about who can or cannot initiate sex. The suggested guidelines are that the person returning should be the one initiating for the first few weeks, anyway.
      Andyou know what happens behind their closed doors too? What is your point?

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