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  • for every asshole who asked me this very question since Jarkko and I got married I'd be able to retire to St. Croix. Beyond being rude it has become creepy as you watch all your friends and colleagues succumb to the seeming cult of parenthood who then prod you about joining up. They offer you comments telling you what a super kid you'd have to encourage you to suspend your disbelief and disdain long enough to reconsider without thinking about any of the many, many reasons why you might not want them. Some o

    • It's not a matter of being the right or wrong decision. The key is that it's no one else's business.

      I would suggest that explaining why you don't want kids only adds to the problem, since you're playing by their rules and drawing them into your decision-making process. Talking with someone about it makes it their business, since you're engaging them in the discussion. "That's not something I/we care to discuss" is a perfectly reasonable answer, repeated as often as necessary. A good response to the su

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      • but in this freaky spawning-crazed time we seem to be in, polite responses merely egg them on as, you know, 'why else would someone get married except to pump out kids, she's just being coy!' I've found that glowering works well and, in gnat's case, 'fuck off' sometimes works too. :) I simply moved to Finland where they seem to have far less verbal inclination and where 48% of the households are singletons.

        Did a similarly frustrated and bitter singleton/married unload a rant on you today? Shouldn't you be