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  •  Great point... (7+ / 0-)

    It's especially painful to be asked why you don't have kids when you're struggling with infertility. In my case, my infertility (stemming from PCOS)  was a private struggle that I wasn't comfortable discussing with many people, and I shouldn't have had to.

    We are high school sweethearts who just had our first child at age 30, and when people always asked why we didn't have kids, I always replied with information about my infertility, which usually made people feel like crap for assuming.

    Minding your own business is a skill no one learns in America anymore.

    "People walk a tight rope on a razor's edge, carrying their hurt and hatred and weapons. It could be a bomb or a bullet or a pen or a thought or a word or a sentence." -Ain't No Reason by Brett Dennen

    by aintnoreason on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 11:08:24 PM PST

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    •  Ask they they want to be surrogate mothers. (4+ / 0-)

      If they are so very interested in you having children, and think that they are somehow involved in your having children, ask them if they'd be willing to be your surrogate mother.

      That ought to shut them up really quickly.

      The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

      by A Citizen on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 11:19:10 PM PST

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