Is having child the ultimate consummate of a relationship? Watch

Chillaxer
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 7 years ago
#1
I often think I don't fancy women for childreaering, in fact on practical experience I could quite concievably spend my life with someone who couldn't have them, was too late, didn't want them or had someone elses. Just If I loved that person, I wouldn't go and find some women who was, however appealing, second to that just to have a kid. So anyway, just wondered what your views are on childbirth and rearing. Does it strengthen the love between two people, is it the ultimate consummation?
0
reply
DiZZeeKiD
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#2
Report 7 years ago
#2
Nah, getting a dog.
2
reply
liquidblue
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report 7 years ago
#3
Some people think having children and getting married is the be all and end all of life and if they don't they'll just curl up and die alone.

I'd rather be out with friends and spending my hard earned cash on myself rather than some screaming sh*tting brat.
2
reply
Magsam
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#4
Report 7 years ago
#4
No.
0
reply
Cicerao
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#5
Report 7 years ago
#5
To clarify how I feel a little better, I think it's way overly romanticised and whilst I'm sure it's rewarding in its own way, it's not all sunshine and rainbows and shouldn't be portrayed as such.
0
reply
catjaum
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#6
Report 7 years ago
#6
No getting married without a pre-nup is
0
reply
Chillaxer
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 7 years ago
#7
(Original post by Cicerao)
Hell no.

If you need any more proof about how overly and unrealistically romanticised this **** has become, listen to the twee blabbings of a "mommy" about how it's the best thing ever. Then look at warring, divorced couple with a screaming baby being passed between them. People need to realise this is not all sunshine and rainbows.
Didn't say it was perfect, but the poster above exemplifies a modern attitude--giving anything back to anyone is pointless and miserable when you could be gratifying your own desires, and I don't even mean desires to do anything deep, leave a legacy etc, just desires to, for example 'party'. It's quite odd.
0
reply
Dogatonic
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#8
Report 7 years ago
#8
Definitely not. Ask those silly teenage girls who thought that getting pregnant would keep their boyfriends attached to them forever.
0
reply
Cicerao
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#9
Report 7 years ago
#9
(Original post by Chillaxer)
Didn't say it was perfect, but the poster above exemplifies a modern attitude--giving anything back to anyone is pointless and miserable when you could be gratifying your own desires, and I don't even mean desires to do anything deep, leave a legacy etc, just desires to, for example 'party'. It's quite odd.
It's not inherently selfish to not want children, you know. Personally I'd rather give all my love and attention to my husband.
0
reply
FrigidSymphony
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#10
Report 7 years ago
#10
No, it's divorce.
0
reply
Chillaxer
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 7 years ago
#11
It's weird how some people say a woman without kids is 'barren' or something, but I've known women who never had them til real late(She has had one now) but even when she didn't she never seemed barren or a failure at all, in fact she was confident and sexy.
How do you ladies feel?
0
reply
xoxAngel_Kxox
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#12
Report 7 years ago
#12
I think it's the biggest TEST a relationship can have.. but don't think it's the be all and end all.
0
reply
cooper21
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#13
Report 7 years ago
#13
I think people often believe they are better persons because they have children or that theyd deserve a reward for it , and the ones who say not to want children is selfish are often selfish themselves and need to prove to themselves they arent by having a child for..selfish reasons
0
reply
xnatalie01x
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#14
Report 7 years ago
#14
Marriage and children are not all they're cracked up to be.

I don't understand why people can't just be happy in a relationship without feeling like they need more.
0
reply
Sprockette
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#15
Report 7 years ago
#15
I know some people seem to think it is, that when you get married you automatically have to have a kid no more than 2 years later (aka my mother :rolleyes: ) but nah, I wouldn't want kids. I'm getting married at some stage but I don't want to have kids. A mortgage and puppy will be the ultimate step for me!
0
reply
Chillaxer
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#16
Report Thread starter 7 years ago
#16
(Original post by Cicerao)
It's not inherently selfish to not want children, you know. Personally I'd rather give all my love and attention to my husband.
I'd like to date that sort of woman, it's romantic. I don't exactly subscribe to the 'living vicariously through your kids' way, and trying to use them as the saviour of a life gone wrong or even using them as tokens for their achievements. Or indeed doing it because people think you are inadequate if you don't. But I can't say that if I loved someone, I wouldn't at least be concerned about missing the time without having done it once at least.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Have you registered to vote?

Yes! (236)
39.14%
No - but I will (41)
6.8%
No - I don't want to (45)
7.46%
No - I can't vote (<18, not in UK, etc) (281)
46.6%

Watched Threads

View All