“A rel­a­tive tried to bribe me to have a baby”

Glamour (South Africa) - - Life -

Tay­lor, 31, mar­ried “I’d been mar­ried for pre­cisely 20 min­utes when the first per­son asked when we were go­ing to have chil­dren. But I’ve known for a long time that I don’t have that ma­ter­nal in­stinct. When my hus­band and I met, we had the dis­cus­sion. He’s open to the idea of kids, but doesn’t feel it’s a tick­ing time bomb over our re­la­tion­ship. I feel less de­fen­sive about it now; in my 20s, it felt like a con­stant on­slaught of friends, fam­ily, col­leagues and strangers go­ing on about it. One rel­a­tive even of­fered us a six-fig­ure sum if I fell preg­nant! I laughed it off, but I was shocked.” ➻

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