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Jun. 18th, 2011 @ 09:11 pm good, bad and ugly
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Date:June 19th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
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It sounds shallow, but you'll either deal with it or you won't. I'm going on 10 years of marriage. I got married at 20 and knew from the beginning I didn't want kids. Everyone told me "You'll change your mind" and "It's different when they're yours". All this on top of hearing "You're so young to be married" made for a lot of stress.

EVERYONE I know within visiting distance has kids. Friends and co-workers. Yet, I don't get uncomfortable. Yes, the kids can get in the way during talking or whatever, but that's it. You can sometimes catch me telling my dad "There's no one to go hang out with on a Saturday night. Everyone has little kids to take care of tonight." But I say it as more of a petty annoyance.

It sounds like your friends may see you more as "childless" instead of "childfree".....? That won't help at all. Good luck.