Joined: Sat May 10, 2008 1:03 am Posts: 4536 Location: Knoxville, TN
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We’re glad to have you here! You are welcome to join the conversation on any of our forums (with the tiny exception of the Rec Center, where you'll gain posting access soon). Feeling a bit shy? You can lurk for a while if you like. When you’re ready to introduce yourself, please do! We’re eager to get to know you.
If you want to jump into an established conversation, or would prefer to introduce yourself in a new thread, go for it! If you're a fence-sitter, and there's a bit too much CF exuberance in The Pub for your comfort, we've got a forum just for you. Stop in to On the Fence and introduce yourself there. Everyone else: this thread's for you.
I am 35 year old, husband is 34, we are 90% childfree, but still have a 10% fencesitter in us. We had lots of long conversations about having a kid or not, but every time we ended up with the NO as answer. To be honest, I never really wanted a child, but I rationalized a lot about having one or not. I never had the urge to procreate so to say.
My parents are the light bingoers, but not really bothering us, MIL are the hardcore bingoers. Luckily we meet with MIL about 1x a month, so we can handle it.
My CF friends moved away in different cities, so we manage to meat only a few times a year. Friends with kids have a few, not to many, we meet from time to time, and of course we got the bingos from there to, that we should hurry up and join them in having a kid.
So here I am saying hello to everybody.
(please excuse my English, it's not my first language, sometimes it's confusing)
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:58 pm Posts: 1 Location: NSW, Australia
I'm a 24 year old Aussie, 100% CF, and avid dressage enthusiast. I've been lurking for a couple of months and I'm so pleased to have found this forum. There are very few CFers in my social group so it was a real relief to find people like me. I was starting to wonder if they even existed...
A bit about me I suppose. I've known for a very long time that kids are simply not for me. I've never questioned it. I don't have enough patience for them and am fairly sure I would find myself in a lot of trouble for chucking it out a window. Instead I put my energy into my horses. I have 2 Lipizzaners and a brumby (an Australian wild/feral horse). I ride dressage with my older Lipi, the other Lipi is only 8 months old and the brumby is a paddock ornament. As far as I'm concerned they are my kids.
Actually I am here already for almost two years, first just reading and then registered user, but somehow I have always overlooked this topic. Sorry about that! So, I am Mariannelunda, 34, CF from Eastern Europe (Baltics). I am married (5 years this August) and work in the publishing industry. There are no (as least as far as I know) CF groups in my country, neither do I know any people who have openly declared themselves as such (although there must be some, for sure), so this website and particularly the forum is like a breath of fresh air for me. I come here almost daily to relax and understand I am not so weird after all. Thanks! Also, sorry for any mistakes I might make or inappropriate use of words. English is neither my first, nor second kanguage.
Howdy there! I'm 29, a Virgo. I like long walks on the beach and....
Oh wait! Not that kinda posting. Any how...
I am 29 and I'm bad with intros. Since I'm on a child free site, I'm obviously child free and living in Middle America hasn't made that easy. My nickname comes from the fact that stencil graffiti was my re-introduction to art. It's been a while since I've done any stenciling since I've moved into some apartments, and I doubted that my neighbors would care too much for spray paint fumes. This made me start to concentrate more on drawing. Okay, I guess that's all for now.
I've been lurking for months and finally got the nerve up to join and post!
- I just turned 30 - Very happily married - LOVE my cats - My brother & SIL had their first child last year and since then I've been bingoed nearly every week by someone. - I absolutley adore my neice, but don't often like other kids - I love a clean & peaceful house - Like to travel - I'm introverted and proud of it! - We're still technially fence sitters, but are leaning to the CF side
We love our current life, and we are just trying to figure out IF we are CF or IF we belong on the other side? I hope you don't mind me figuring that out while I follow the posts of truly happy CF people. I've already learned so much about myself lurking and want to thank everyone who posts. It means more to me than you might know.
Hi, I've been lurking and finally decided to introduce myself. I'm 38, never married, and I have no kids. About 7 years ago I had a vasectomy to prevent any possibility of a mistake. I'm just a childfree guy trying to navigate in a world designed for the breeders.
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:37 am Posts: 78 Location: UAE
I've been lurking for a few weeks now, and decided it was the right time to dive in and get involved!
What a revelation it has been to me to read through the forums. I feel like I've had my consciousness raised about the sheer amount of pro-natalism that surrounds us all every day. I had let SO much of it just wash over me, thinking "well, that's just the way the world is eh".
I'm 39 years old, married (second time round) to a wonderful older man and we are a very snug and happy family of two plus cat. I had been feeling up and down about the prospect of no children - while I was emphatically child-free in my twenties, my early thirties were a bit more on the fence. I think I bought into the myth of "you'll regret it if you don't", and the whole LifeScript stuff. My husband was never that interested in kids, but I think would have if I wanted to. Turns out that due to endometriosis and the surgeries I've had for it, it would require a lot of intervention for me to ever have children. And that was it. I suddenly realised - "I don't want it badly enough for that. I just don't". And a weight lifted from me. I DON'T WANT CHILDREN! I've totally dodged a bullet
Husband and I have a terrific life. We currently live in the Middle East, travel the world, indulge our hobbies, live our lives with freedom and integrity and see no reason to change it at all. Happy days.
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