“I’m get­ting ster­ilised”

Glamour (South Africa) - - Life -

Holly, 29, dat­ing “On the fifth doc­tor’s visit, I fi­nally got a GP to agree to re­fer me for ster­il­i­sa­tion. Hav­ing chil­dren has sim­ply never ap­pealed to me and I can’t see that chang­ing. My mom had five chil­dren and talked a lot about how she’d do things dif­fer­ently if she had her time again, even though she loved us all dearly. She had to set aside her dreams and we took up all her en­ergy, money and time. My po­si­tion makes dat­ing dif­fi­cult: most men I meet want chil­dren, so I feel that I should bring it up early, as it’s not some­thing you can com­pro­mise on. This means a lot of awk­ward con­ver­sa­tions in bars. Once, when I was speed dat­ing, I men­tioned my stance and the guy just walked off. Peo­ple can be very judge­men­tal. I get told I’m selfish or that I just haven’t met the right per­son.”

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