What do you think of a childfree couple?

United States
September 17, 2008 6:07pm CST
Do you think they are "incomplete" or strange? Do you consider a family a two (a man and his wife) still a family?
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10 responses
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Yes, they are still a family. Just only without any other additions, that is all. To me, it is incomplete, if they don't ever want any kinds in their life.
• United States
17 Sep 08
Why?
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
There are two situations that can bring this about. One, the couple cannot have a child due to medical reason, and two, the couple chooses not to have a child. Well, in some ways, I think they are "incomplete", specially now that I am experiencing the joys of having a child. However, for those who chooses to be "child-free", I respect them. I really don't find them weird. I just feel sad because no one will take care of them when they grow old or they have no one to leave their legacy to. For those who are childless because of medical reason but want to have a child, I usually offer my prayers for them. Yes, I still consider man and wife family. Children are "added" blessing from God above but time will come also that man and wife will be man and wife again when all the children have grown. The child will also start a family of his own.
@heaven11 (1161)
• United States
17 Sep 08
where we may think that they are incomplete they dont not everyone wants children even though i had my children young i still felt incomplete befor i had them but that was a dream of mine having kids a normal amercian family mom dad son daughter unfourtnaly some people consider children a burden so they dont see that for themselves
@chabawel (330)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Having no child doesn't make a couple less a family. Unfortunately, we have no hold on how each one of us were made on the day we were conceived in our mother's womb. There might be some people who has some abnormalities in baby making that they have no control of. And some couple chose not to have a child of their own for convenience, financial reason or whatever personal reason they may have. It's either a matter or choice or not to conceive is a problem of their human body. But either way, they are still call a family.
@ellovire (409)
18 Sep 08
The main purpose of getting married is not to have children, but to to be one as husband and wife. The main reason is love. It is a bonus if the couple can have their own bundle of joy. However, based on my personal experience, it is really a disappointment for me not to have children. We have been married for three year to no avail of having our own baby. My only dream in life since childhood is to become a mother some day. I have lots of plans on how to bring up my children. I have been longing to have my won baby one day. and yes, since it's my life-long dream, I feel incomplete without it.
@n30wing (4771)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
For me now a days their is alot of couples who doesn't really wanna have a child anymore still the love is still their,it is still complete. I don't find it srange cause some wants to have a child still they can't have it not all that we want could happen,it's just accepting what God gave us. Their is always a solution to everything just to make a family work out their relationship. Have a nice day!
@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
i think so, we can call it a family between man and woman only. children are just additional to the family. but of course kids will make the marriage more happy and complete. cause now you have a reason to be more responsible cause children are inspirations.
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
18 Sep 08
There are many childfree or childless couples out there. Just because a couple doens't have children doesn't make them any less of a family. There are many reasons why a couple don't have children and a few are because they are busy in their careers so why bring a child into the world when you don't have time to spend with them. Another is because they can't have children. Does that make them any less of a family? No it doesn't.
• United States
17 Sep 08
I don't think that a family of two is strange or incomplete and I do consider it still a family. If they are happy together without children and feel complete together then I don't think it matters whether other people think they are complete or not. If they themselves feel that they are incomplete without a child then maybe I would think that something was missing but that is only if they feel that way. Families come in all shapes, sizes and colors so I don't think any family can be considered strange. There may be some that seem unconventional.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
17 Sep 08
I know today there are a lot of couples who are choosing not to have children for what ever reason, some people feel it is not good to bring children in to this world that can't seem to cope in many ways with what there is already here and some people just don't want kids...but I have known 3 couples who couldn't have children and they are now all gone but they were so devoted to each other right to the end they seem to have a union that was so different to what I have ever seen.... naybe some people are just meant to live their lives this way...
@heaven11 (1161)
• United States
17 Sep 08
i do not think that you have to have children to be a family and my main reason for saying this is in order to be a family you have to be happy and if it was never your bream to have children then your not completly happy and it may reflect thier family with children i think of it this way regardless of if you are married friends anyone that makes you happy is your family