June 27, 2007 4:52 PM Subscribe
What do you do with your life if you never get married or have kids?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (82 answers total) 126 users marked this as a favorite
I'm beginning to embrace this as a possibility in my life and would like to hear from people who have this situation as a reality, know of people in the situation or just have thoughts.
I'm a female in my early 20s, am not currently dating anyone and have no children. I always thought of marriage and family as a natural progression in life, but the high divorce rate and the marriages of relatives and people I know scare me a bit and now I don't see the whole marriage-family thing as something that is possible for everyone. I do know older women who have never been married or had kids.
I don't want to be in an unhappy marriage just to say that I'm married, like I see in my family and other relationships, where neither partner likes the other one and it's not uncommon for them to casually mention divorce "I should just divorce this man!"
So what can I do now to prepare for the possibility of a completely different life than, I guess, the type I had been thinking of?