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17 People Confess Their Reasons For Never Having Children

Men and women have taken to Whisper to give their reasons, equal parts silly, poignant, and heartbreaking, for avoiding having a baby.

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While some people feel having kids is the key to a fulfilled life, others believe they can have just as much fulfillment without it. Here, a few reasons people have chosen to live their life sans children:

1. Because they're not sure if they can trade in one love for another:

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2. Because people can grow up to be, er, unpleasant:

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3. Because they don't want their past to follow them into parenthood:

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4. Because sometimes love has a limit:

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5. Because their insecurities distract them:

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6. Because life isn't always perfect:

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7. Because sometimes we're disproportionate:

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8. Because trying might reveal something terrifying:

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9. Because it can change you — emotionally and physically:

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10. Because there's a chance they'll get your worst genes:

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11. Because it's totally bizarre when you think hard about it:

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12. Because it doesn't rank in their priorities:

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13. Because going at it alone seems impossible:

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14. Because everything would change:

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15. Because it's hard to be good with kids:

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16. Because they love themselves too much:

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17. Because the world they would be born into is becoming frightening:

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Rachel Zarrell is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Rachel Zarrell at rachel.zarrell@buzzfeed.com.

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