I ran across this blog post yesterday...
A few quotes struck me. Now, bearing in mind this is an article for a "mommy blog," but STILL...
"I also know this, had we not had kids over the course of our 13 year marriage there are many moments when, had it just been the two of us, I think it might have been over...What is the glue that sustains married couples when that common goal of raising children and providing a home for them is not there?"
"It's deeply embedded within us to want to have children and our bodies often respond unconsciously to desiring offspring."
"Though there is a mourning component and a running against that innate hard wiring to procreate, life without children expands people's lives outside of the domestic paradigm."
"Married couples without kids can definitely survive but they need some alternate (from kids) very strong joint purpose in their lives together," says O'Neill. "I've seen that be everything from a start-up consulting business that was their baby that grew and grew to a belief that they needed and had found their soul mate and couldn't live without the person."
What do you think? I posted what I hope is a non-confrontational comment that explains where my husband and I stand, but I'm curious how others would respond to this.