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I dodged the question whenever Joe brought it up — and bring it up he did, over and over again, in blunter and blunter ways as the relationship went on.
When I could, I would pretend that I had just gotten an important text, or burnt the roof of my mouth, or suddenly fallen asleep — whatever it took to avoid answering.
So if you’re one of the growing group of women who realize motherhood isn't your bag, how do you ask about a new partner's future plans without coming off as, you know, totally psycho? As soon as possible, in a relationship that seems like it has long-term potential.
You don’t have to plan a “special talk," or make a big deal about it — just make sure the information is known to your partner.
A few months after Joe and I broke up, I met my current boyfriend, who is not just on the same page as me about the kids issue, but about all future-related issues — and it made me realize how much Joe and I actually differed on many topics, not just the kids one.
Joe got married soon after, and is expecting his first kid any minute now (or so Facebook tells me). And all we had to do to get them was go through the awkward business of being honest.
But though it’s going to hurt like any dumping, remember that your partner didn’t end a “perfectly good relationship” — though it was perfectly good for you, to them, the assurance that they can have a child in the future is part of what they need to keep going.
Because Joe, though still in his mid-twenties, was desperate to be a dad.
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This break-up hurt me more than any previous one, just because it seemed so ridiculous — we were getting along so well!
Who goes and ends a perfectly good relationship over a baby who doesn’t even exist??
And since recent polls have shown that, while an increasing number of women don’t have children and don’t plan on having them, roughly 80 percent of men still want to become fathers.