If you have decided to end your fertility treatments, you may be wondering what the next option for you to turn to is. Many men and women that have faced infertility issues decide to continue on their quest for a child, either through adoption or surrogacy.
On the other hand, other couples decide to make the choice to live childfree. If you have decided that having a child is no longer right for you, you might want to consider living childfree. It is can be a viable and fulfilling option for any couple to make.
What is Living Childfree?
Living childfree refers to the decision to continue your life without having any children. Also referred to a childless living, living childfree can be a very rewarding and selfless act that will allow you to fulfill some of your innermost dreams.
When you live childfree, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t associate with any children. Instead, it means that you have chosen not to parent your own children.
Choosing to Live Childfree
The decision to live childfree is a very difficult one to make. The decision takes time and you and your partner should both be on the same page. If you are both not happy with the decision, then it will be impossible to live healthily and happily, without resentment.
When deciding to live child free, here are some questions that you and your partner may want to ask yourselves:
- Why is it so important to have a child?
- Why don’t you want a child?
- Do you have other responsibilities, interests, and commitments in your life?
- What did you do before you started trying for a baby? What did you enjoy?
- What will you lose if you don’t have a baby? Can you live without this?
Choosing to live childfree takes a lot of courage and effort, but it can often be very rewarding. It is important that, as a couple, you support one another’s decisions, whatever that may be. Don’t let anyone make your decision for you.
Also, don’t expect to come to the decision overnight, or even in a few weeks or months. It may take quite some time before you are ready to come to a decision.