A Reddit thread has gone crazy with parents openly and honestly sharing what they regret about having children.
‘Do you ever regret having kids?’ the online post read.
“Maybe not regret it completely, but do you ever have moments of regret?”
One mum replied, ‘[I regret having kids] several times a day. I also swell with love for them several times a day. I like my kids, I don’t like momming [sic].’
Another commenter quickly chimed in with the reply: ‘This is perfect. I need to save it.’
A third added: ‘Not regret anymore, but for a long time I did. Turns out that for me, on the fence means no. I did the best I could and he’s a pretty great person, but I would have been far happier being child free.’
Many admitted they hadn’t expected it to be so difficult.
‘I didn’t realize how much I would struggle with parenting. And my spouse is not as helpful as I thought he would be with parenting,’ one woman wrote.
‘I really wish I knew myself better before deciding to be a parent,’ she added.
‘I didn’t grow up hearing parents (women in particular) discussing the realities of parenting so I was unprepared for the anxiety, stress, and challenges associated with responsibly caring for another human being (often with very little support).’
One comment that range very true – ‘Yes, there are moments when parenting sucks. ‘That’s not regret, that’s life. But I can’t imagine my life without my kids so I wouldn’t go back and change it.’
Do you have any regrets since having children?
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