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We Need to Talk About Women Who Regret Motherhood

It's hard enough for women to talk about not wanting to become mothers at all, or to admit it isn't all its cracked up to be, but imagine the experience for women who straight-up discover it is not a good fit, a troubling experience, a series of disappointments, a bum deal? There is no good way to...

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What to Do If You Regret Having Kids: 8 Tips for Moving Forward

Regret is a common emotion experienced by parents. If you find yourself experiencing regret, it doesn’t make you a bad parent, and rest assured that you are not alone. It is important to acknowledge the regret and take steps to cope.

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Confession: I Regret Having Children

It was a slow realization, taking years to accept and even more time to consider. But I regret that I had children.

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How to Overcome Your Regrets as a Mom

Some of us regret what we did, some of us regret what we didn’t do… some of us regret all of the above. And since “motherhood without regrets” is really not a thing, let’s have a conversation about how we can soothe the pain of regret in motherhood.

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I Regret Motherhood After Giving Birth

Parenthood can be scary, challenging, and stressful — and it’s OK to admit that.

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Women Who Regret Motherhood Share Their Stories

Regretting motherhood is a dark secret many women hide. But pretending it doesn’t happen, or passing judgment when it does, are insidious ways of diminishing the truth about women’s lives.

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Regretting Motherhood: What Have I Done to My Life?

I love my kids fiercely. But, if I’m being totally honest, there are times when I catch myself dreaming about the life I might have if I weren’t chained to three young kids, a husband and a mortgage.

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It Should Be OK for Parents to Express Regret About Having Children

The idea that parents could regret their children is inescapably taboo. In an era of baby worship, it’s cross-culturally ingrained and glorified that all individuals, especially women, should want to have children.

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What Parents Regret About Having Children

New research explores a taboo topic.

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The Two Reasons Parents Regret Having Kids

Feelings of ambivalence about parenthood aren’t necessarily going to do harm to children. But when regret suffuses the parent-child dynamic, the whole family can suffer.

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