My husband doesn’t want children
When I met my husband, he didn’t want kids. We were both young, and I thought he might change his mind as we got older. But he hasn’t and, now I’m in my late 30s, I’m desperate for a child. I try to talk to him about it, but he always closes the argument down, saying, ‘We agreed!’ We did, but things change. I don’t have much time left if I’m going to be a mum. Please help. Katie, Perth Katie, what a dilemma for you. Sadly, when you’re young, it’s difficult to know exactly how you are going to feel about certain situations later in life. I’m afraid you really have only two choices here, and you will have to be brave either way. You need to explain to your husband about your desire to have a baby. But you have to be prepared for him to stick to his guns, so you may have to contemplate becoming a mother without him. Alternatively, you could try to understand more about why he doesn’t want
a baby, and see if you can move things forward through heartfelt discussions. All I know is that, personally, having children has been the best and most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.