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Growing old without children makes no difference at all! (No replies)

4 years ago
Nina 4 years ago

I have worked for an old people's charity for almost 8 years now and I can firmly say that growing old without children makes no difference at all. Many of the older childless people I know, seem to be having the time of their lives. Unlike their parent friends, not having children mean that they have made the effort to plan for old age and are now reaping the benefits.

Theirs is a network of support, made up of friends, neighbours, social groups etc. None of those I know have loneliness issues, on the contrary. In contrast, many old people with children, generally assumed that their children would be there for them in old age, only to be disappointed. We live in completely different times to the one our parents grew up in, and what may have been true back then, is no longer true today.

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