posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 03:21 PM
ETA: about 90% of the above mentioned could be avoided with a bit of common sense,
Or a condom or birth control pills.
Now, in the event of being married for years, having the kid, then the split...well, that's life. Personally, I learned all of what you posted
watching sitcoms while growing up. It made me be damned sure before I got married. I think a lot of it would be solved if people waited until their
30's to get married...so they know what they want.
I don't have kids because I know I can't afford them. Simple as that. I don't know how anyone does these days. It's even silly for the wife to
work if you have a kid, because most of the money from it would be to pay child daycare for while she's working!
It'd be nice someday, but the clock is ticking, and while we get by and have fun too, we don't have the kind of dough we'd need to really raise a
kid the way we'd want right now. If it never happened, it wouldn't be too terribly bad (and my wife's health may prevent it anyhow).
My friends all have kids though, so at least I get my daddy kicks that way. We like watching them for friends, and giving them date nights, etc.
We're like an aunt or uncle to them, and have known most of them since they were born.