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We don’t want kids, but people don’t understand. What do I do?

How do we respond to advice from people to have children, when we've decided not to
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Question:

We are of prime childbearing age and our clocks are ticking, as our families often remind us. However, my husband and I have decided not to have children and no one seems to be able to get it through their heads that we don’t want to have kids. I’m at the end of my rope. I don’t want to be condescending or tell people that their choice to have children is wrong, because I don’t think it is, but I am getting tired of hearing people constantly tell me I need to have children and I’m worried that I’ll snap. Do you have any advice on how I can handle these people who feel the need to determine what happens in my relationship with my husband?

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Deepak Kashyap advises:

Allow people to ask you questions and without taking them personally. Allow yourself

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