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16 older people who chose not to have kids share why they don't regret their decision.

16 older people who chose not to have kids share why they don't regret their decision.

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The choice to have children is a complicated one.

Some people know immediately when it is the right time for them to start a family while others go back and forth wondering if kids are worth giving up the freedom to stay out until 3 AM singing karaoke on a Tuesday.

Having children completely changes your life, your routine, your home, your freedom, and your finances. They're a lifelong responsibility and that responsibility shifts and grows from changing diapers to walking them down the aisle to helping them with their own children.

Many people advise that if you're not sure about kids, you probably shouldn't have them. However, because there's such a limited window on the time when we can have children, some people worry that if they don't have them, the regret will haunt them. Life isn't fair!

So, when a recent Reddit user asked, "Older couples that decided to not have children... how do you feel about your decision now that years have passed?" the answers were definitely interesting. While you usually hear parents say things like "I can't imagine my life without my kids," or "I've never loved anything more than my kids," it's not as often you get to hear couples who chose not to have children confidently say they have no regrets...

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