Paying for Other People’s Life Choices
Rosie Spinks

I FEEL THIS SO HARD. I don’t even want to think about the math involved in my friends’ weddings (sometimes more than one for each friend) and all of their children (for whom I have bought presents for birthdays and Christmas — though now only birthdays). I get that spending money on the kids (outside of the birth) is completely my decision, but it still adds up. I will never have children and given my dating history at 35, it seems unlikely that I’ll be getting married, much less in a “travel across the country” fashion. But as I’ve said before, I’ve definitely had fantasies of registering for better dishes, sheets and a panini maker for those whom I’ve celebrated to celebrate me with. Haven’t done it so far, but every year that passes, it gets more tempting.

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