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Trying to conceive for 9 years and eventually coming to terms with not having children has made me passionate about helping and empowering others in similar circumstances. This agony aunt column is another way of helping anyone by answering any questions related to childlessness issues that you may have. I will endeavour to answer your questions in a timely manner.

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The New Year has deepened the sadness I feel about my marriage ending

The New Year has deepened the sadness I feel about my marriage ending

7 Jan 2017 - The issue: Nina, you had a foresight on the likely effect the festive season might have on me. Even then, I was unprepared for the type of pain I am feeling now that the New Year is upon us.… Read the rest

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I fear I will never be able to move on now that my marriage has ended

I fear I will never be able to move on now that my marriage has ended

3 Oct 2016 - The issue: Nina, I will simply put it this way, it is not easy at all getting over the fact that my marriage has ended. One minute I am ok with it and seem to be coping well, the next minute, my heart is breaking into several parts.… Read the rest

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Was I a fool to believe that my marriage could survive without children?

Was I a fool to believe that my marriage could survive without children?

4 Sep 2016 - The issue: Hi Nina, I just read your article ‘The danger of believing that you can have it all’. When we could not have children some years into our marriage, my husband gave me the impression that all was well and that we could still be happy without children.… Read the rest

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My wife is unable to conceive and so I am considering marrying a second wife

My wife is unable to conceive and so I am considering marrying a second wife

13 Jul 2016 - The issue: I married my wife not knowing her periods had stopped (she is in her mid-30s). I only found out after our wedding and it has been an issue ever since.… Read the rest

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Can you have a happy marriage without children?

Can you have a happy marriage without children?

6 Jul 2016 - The issue: I read your article about Theresa May in which you say that she is happily married, even though she is childless not by choice.… Read the rest

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Both my marriages have collapsed because I am unable to conceive

Both my marriages have collapsed because I am unable to conceive

20 Jun 2016 - The issue: I am a professional woman from Kenya and in my early 40s. I have been married for the past 15 years without a child. My first marriage broke down after just 2 years, because I wasn’t able to conceive.… Read the rest

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My parents and their friends stigmatize me for not being a wife and mother

My parents and their friends stigmatize me for not being a wife and mother

17 Jul 2014 - The issue: I’m a 42 year-old professional woman with an interesting job and good friends. But I now avoid seeing my father and stepmother who are obsessed with me meeting a bloke (and potentially reproducing and being ‘normal’).… Read the rest

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I resent my partner for changing his mind about having children

I resent my partner for changing his mind about having children

14 Jul 2014 - The issue: I have never wanted children and have always made a point of being honest about it in my relationships. I have been with my partner for 3 years and we moved in together about a year ago.… Read the rest

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I am in my late forties, single and resigned to the fact that I will never have children

I am in my late forties, single and resigned to the fact that I will never have children

29 Jun 2014 - The issue: I have a good job, a house of my own and earn a good salary. I am the youngest of 3 children and my 2 siblings are married with children of their own.… Read the rest

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My mother does not approve of my relationship because my partner is infertile

My mother does not approve of my relationship because my partner is infertile

29 Jun 2014 - The issue: I am in my 30s and have been with my current partner for 5 years. I have known from the beginning that she was infertile. I have never been that keen on children myself and so it has never been an issue.… Read the rest

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