My hus­band doesn’t want chil­dren

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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.

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