Accepting a child-free life is something I’ve never tried, but I’m pretty sure that’s more a consequence of weakness of character rather than determination to battle against fate.
It’s possible that I may still have to learn these 10,000 steps to being happily childfree, so I’m comforted to know that when the time comes, I’ll have inspiration.
Thank you, LifeWithoutBaby.
The answer is something akin to “how long is a piece of string and how many knots can you tie in it?”
Believe me when I tell you that if I could write down ten easy steps to making peace with being childfree-not-by-choice, I’d do it, but the answer isn’t that simple. Yes, there were many things that happened along the way that helped me make some peace, but it took closer to 10,000 steps than ten.
Writing down my story was hugely cathartic, venting about the injustices on this blog helped, too. Realizing I wasn’t alone in this and that people like you were out there wanting to talk through the minefield has helped immeasurably. Drawing a line in the sand and saying, “This is…
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