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  • Writer's pictureKristen Genzano, LPC

Afternoon Live - Choosing Child Free

The path to being a Childfree Woman is not always direct. If you're in the process of deciding to have children or not, you can experience a sense of "outsiderness" from your friends and family. It can be difficult to find a safe place to explore your personal journey toward or away from motherhood. In the above segment from KATU's Afternoon Live, I talk about some of the possible experiences women encounter as they make this choice. Below, you'll find some possible ways to support you on your journey.

  • Connect with at least one person who is genuinely neutral about your choice – be it a dear friend, family member or a trusted therapist.

  • Journal about feelings you experience when you imagine yourself on both paths.

  • Consider what you want your life to look like in 5, 10, 15 years.

  • Talk to a woman who has chosen not to have children.

  • Most importantly, trust yourself!!!

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