I’m in My 40s, Child-Free and Happy. Why Won’t Anyone Believe Me?
Glynnis MacNicol
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Love this. I am 69, single after a short-lived marriage, childless by choice and have a very rich life — richer than so many folks and differently than many who have rich lives too. I do things others with kids and grandkids can’t or don’t — and I love that I can. I get that they love their lives, but I love mine too and at this point, don’t care what people think. Usually I feel almost embarrassed by my riches (and I don’t mean money) — but my opportunities to meet people, volunteer, travel at the drop of a hat, etc. — and I feel most people in my life are a little in awe of the ease I have in doing it — because I am not tied down by a partner or kids.