How to be Happily Childfree in 10,000 Easy Steps

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.

Life Without Baby

There are two questions I get asked frequently: How did you come to terms with not having children, and how long did it take?

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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About TG

My eggs don't work, so I manifested a baby via egg donation. Let's blog and see what happens.
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2 Responses to How to be Happily Childfree in 10,000 Easy Steps

  1. teejay says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am reading some of your posts and I’m enjoying your story. I’m not enjoying that you have been to hell and back, but I think you know what I mean. You have made me laugh a few times and that is always a good thing. Best of luck in your journey and I hope that June brings nothing but good things for you!

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    • TG says:

      Thanks so much for commenting. And for your blog! Grief is so lonely, and to go through the challenges of infertility with a community is one of the only true comforts. I can’t thank you enough for being a part of that. Hoping your DE cycle is a perfect success.

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