Mindy Solkin has had four serious relationships, but she never felt the need to tie the knot or start a family. I never thought about living in the suburbs and having the 2.
I needed to grow up a lot. Now over 50, both women have enough hindsight to reflect on how the decision to stay single and childless has affected their lives—mostly for better, w sometimes also for worse.
You know that feeling in your early 20s of being completely and totally free to do whatever you want? When you stay single and childless, that never goes away. Whether you want to eat ice cream for dinner, travel to Timbuktu at the drop Looking for a married woman 50 the hat, or drop way too much money on an amazing pair of shoes, you can do it without having to consider a partner or kids—and it can be pretty great.
It can give you a unique perspective, too. And they can help with things that you might not be able to do.
And that kind of stuff only looms larger as you get older. And if you feel that maternal instinct kick in?
There are other ways to satisfy the very human need to want to care for someone. Specifically, your own parents.
Even if they never pestered you about when you were going to get married or have kids, you could still end up feeling guilty about not giving them grandchildren. So she became like a surrogate grandmother to womah. But those instances will be far and few between. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories.
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