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Started by Nina 2 years ago
Mental health is an issue that most people find difficult to talk about because of the stigma attached to it. In an article that has just been published on this website (http://www.nonparents.com/featured-article/mental-health-issues-and-the-decision...
Last replied to by Nina 2 years ago
Hi Nicole, thanks for being so open about your personal experience. Whatever you decide, I wish you peace and happiness....
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Started by Older nonparent 3 years ago
There's Mothers and Father's and Grandparents day every year. Now, we have a childfree day! August 1st is the day. It started back in 1974 when Ellen Peck, my friend and author of the book "The Baby Trap" started it in 1974. After her death, the holi...
Last replied to by Dbohio1969 3 years ago
Never heard of it before this moment. I will look at the website. Thanks for the info.
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Started by Nina 3 years ago
Share your views; have you come to terms with not having children? If so can you please share your experience and hopefully inspire others. Equally, please share your views if you are still struggling and finding it hard to move on.
Last replied to by Nina 3 years ago
As you get older, your chances of becoming pregnant diminish and so unless you try for a child in your early twenties, c...
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Started by Julez Fitzmond 3 years ago
Hi All,I was just wondering whether anybody here had been offered any medication to help with the various mental issues revolving around childlessness.I was offered antidepressants but chose not to take them, however in hindsight I wish I did, be...
Last replied to by Nina 3 years ago
I suppose you can say that there is a certain stigma attached to antidepressants and I can understand your reluctance. H...
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Started by Lucy 3 years ago
For those who have come out the other side and are coping with their childless lives which wasn't their choice. How do you cope? How do you get through? Is it fair to compare the process to a bereavement? Do you go through stages? Did you grieve fo...
Last replied to by Dawn Kells 3 years ago
Dbohio makes a good point, in that you do indeed have to let the emotions through in order to get through them. It is li...
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Started by Julez Fitzmond 3 years ago
I have a friend who has just suffered the loss of a child late on in her pregnancy. Although I am affected by childlessness, I also know that it is nowhere near the same situation as actually thinking that you're going to have a child and then having...
Last replied to by Dawn Kells 3 years ago
I can see why your friend would feel as though she couldn't say too much to, because being completely honest I feel a ba...
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Started by Julez Fitzmond 3 years ago
Has anyone had this thrown in their face when talking to either friends or family with children?I was simply having a joke with a friend about how she refused to come out for the evening, and got "you don't understand, you don't have children".I ...
Last replied to by Dawn Kells 3 years ago
I have had this said to me, but I will admit that I have never felt as though it had been in a nasty way. I feel as thou...
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Started by Dawn Kells 3 years ago
It made me think, when reading some posts about women feeling as though they're nothing but a number in the system - what about when you go to your GP?In theory, your GP is one of the only people who will know the full extent of your medical histor...
Last replied to by Nina 3 years ago
This is news to me as well. I never thought that GP's could opt out of prescribing some medicines. I am surprised that t...
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Started by GemmaRowlands 3 years ago
As a lot of people here will know, the decision not to have children might not always be the one that you would have chosen if you had another option. You will need to talk to people, this is undoubtable, but who do you choose? Do you have a good e...
Last replied to by Dawn Kells 3 years ago
I'm find with my choice for the majority of the time, but when I do have a bit of a wobble I talk to my partner. We sit ...
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Started by GemmaRowlands 3 years ago
If you do not want children, and have just started a new relationship, how soon is too soon to start talking about children? I would feel hurt if the man I was with dropped it into discussion years down the line, but I would also be a bit creeped out...
Last replied to by Dawn Kells 3 years ago
I'd say that you should do it when things start to get serious, and certainly before you sleep together. Not for the fir...