What would you need to feel comfortable starting a family at this point in your life?

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In theory, what would you need to be ready to go to start a family at this point in your life?
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Full time teaching gig and the equivalent of 6 months wage in the bank
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I wouldn't feel comfortable starting a family at this point in my life (at 25). I want to have some years just with my (hypothetical) partner and focus on the two of us, before we take the next, irreversible step of having kids.
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Working ovaries
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A house of my own, a good job, savings enough for at least one of my children's uni. And a loving, communicative and supportive partner who is stable financially.
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A degree, a well paid job, and a wife.
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Mental sanity.
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assuming "starting a family" means me getting pregnant. they don't typically allow 16 year olds to adopt babies lool
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parents that wouldn't disown me for getting pregnant/having sex irresponsibly

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Working ovaries
and this ^^
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The will to get married and have kids
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Pretty much everything given my age, relationship status, personal wealth (or lack thereof) and current interest in the matter.
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Being in a stable job and having a stable relationship.
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A house of my own, a good job, savings enough for at least one of my children's uni. And a loving, communicative and supportive partner who is stable financially.
Had all of that, but once you have the family, they seem to eat an awful big hole in it! so urlocalinmate's idea of mental sanity then becomes a must!😂
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Children are the cement of a good marriage/ partnership, but pay the price for a bad one. So the element the most important for me is having a dependable partner.
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At least one property that I own mortgage free, compatible male who is committed to being a co-parent at 18 years, access to a household income of at least £110k and the ability to provide a child with a safe & stable living environment.
Hoping to have achieved most of these within the next few years.
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At least one property that I own mortgage free, compatible male who is committed to being a co-parent at 18 years, access to a household income of at least £110k and the ability to provide a child with a safe & stable living environment.
Hoping to have achieved most of these within the next few years.
110k is quite a high threshold to start a family in my opinion (even in London I think), as well as a mortgage free property in London
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(Original post by Nobody2u)
Had all of that, but once you have the family, they seem to eat an awful big hole in it! so urlocalinmate's idea of mental sanity then becomes a must!😂
Oh they must, there are 5 of us kids in the family, so I know how big that hole can be aha.
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(Original post by Nobody2u)
Had all of that, but once you have the family, they seem to eat an awful big hole in it! so urlocalinmate's idea of mental sanity then becomes a must!😂
I am the big brain here.
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A decent wife.
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(Original post by londonmyst)
At least one property that I own mortgage free, compatible male who is committed to being a co-parent at 18 years, access to a household income of at least £110k and the ability to provide a child with a safe & stable living environment.
Hoping to have achieved most of these within the next few years.
realistically speaking i think you are going to have to take up with a wealthy guy to achieve this within the next few years unless there's something you arn't mentioning.

as i honestly don't see how you could get together such a large amount of money/assets so quick
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realistically speaking i think you are going to have to take up with a wealthy guy to achieve this within the next few years unless there's something you arn't mentioning.

as i honestly don't see how you could get together such a large amount of money/assets so quick
Why would the guy have to be the wealthy one? It's not unknown, in fact it's increasingly common for the women in a household to earn more than the guys.
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